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If I am a beekeeper, should I take special precautions to protect the bees before or after aerial spraying?

We do not anticipate negative impacts on honey bee colonies since the aerial spraying takes place at night. If bees are congregating outside the hive box(es), consider applying a cover to the hive entrance or over the entire hive box(es) using a loose wet cloth (burlap, sheet, etc.) to prevent bees from exiting, thus not allowing for direct contact during the application. Remove covers and additional boxes placed on hives as soon as possible the morning following application.

The products used breaks down rapidly in sunlight. Similar Districts monitor honey bee hives during similar applications and has not witnessed any negative effects on honey bees from the use of these products.

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