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Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 4

Authors

A C. Kessell

Keywords

Honey bees, Insecticides, Toxicity

First Page Number

83

Last Page Number

86

Abstract

Rapeseed could provide beekeepers in Western Australia with a valuable new honey crop—hut insecticidal spraying of rape at flowering time is a potentially serious threat to most commercial beekeepers.

There are indications that insect pollination may improve rapeseed yields, so both growers and beekeepers could gain from a co-operative approach to the problem. Spraying after sundown and preventing spray drift to nearby apiaries should avoid most losses.

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