UNIÓ denounces the first cases of poisoning of bees by pesticides

LA UNIÓ de Llauradors has recently denounced the first cases of poisoning of bees that have been detected this year, as a result of the use of pesticides in the flowering of fruit trees, which is usually given from these dates. Thus, in the town of Cheste (Hoya de Buñol), a beekeeper has seen most of his dead bees and beehives practically without activity, which he had installed in a settlement very close to a fruit plantation. He has filed the corresponding complaint with the Civil Guard Barracks of this town of La Hoya de Buñol and now it is the Seprona who investigates the event.

From LA UNIÓ it is noticed that the agricultural activity and the beekeeping are perfectly compatible, as long as extreme precautions are taken when spraying the fields
In fact, the Ministry of Agriculture issues continuous notices to farmers so that no dangerous phytosanitary products are used during flowering and it would be desirable to avoid their use on these sensitive dates for bees.

This Professional Agricultural Organization points out that it can not be forgotten that the viability of 70% of the main crops depends on the pollination by insects, mainly nuts (almonds) and some fruit and vegetable productions. Although pollination is an activity that goes unnoticed, its function is vital so that the population can be fed.
LA UNIÓ knows cases of Valencian beekeepers that move their beehives to Catalonia or Extremadura to pollinate almond, peach and other fruit trees and charge for it. At the time that the farmers are going to fumigate their fields, they warn them to remove them or perform them at night when the bees do not have activity.

 

Source: LA UNIÓ

 

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