The information provided here has been learnt over many years.
- Many bees have been killed by chemicals during this time.
- Any information provided is a guide and users of this guide/advice do so at their own risk.
- Batch mixing of chemicals in some cases greatly increases the toxicity of the chemicals to honey bees.
- Chemical use should be discussed with the grower before placing bees on any crop.
The following information has been prepared on chemicals used in commercial seed canola production in Australia, using our own personal experience and reference to the old class system.
It is essential that growers do not batch mix chemicals, or losses of bees and crop will occur, due to the altering of the individual chemical ingredients’ toxicity.
The information is a guide only, to help protect bees and increase seed crop returns.