Insecticides Kill Local Bee Population; No Honey This Year
feet Or- f i e d as Fogel, two BEE KILL HIGH Jrving Robinson, owner of Robinson Honey Co., reported today that it is apparent that insecticides destroyed the bee population for the 1965 season in Wilder area, lie said the entire population in the Wilder area, Including leaf cutter and alkali bees, has been destroyed through the apparent use of insecticides in corn fields. Method of application of the suspected insecticide, lie said, was unknown but he urged all farmers to with caution until a cause could be determined. An investigation today was being conducted in area by seed growers in an effort to determine the cause of the bees' destruction. Kills were reported also in (he Deer Flat area. condition of the hives, he noted, makei U impossible bamsl a 1965 vop oJ honey.