I am so very sad. I think we will lose at least 2 hives, and possibly all 3 that we care for. All because of selfish, thoughtless, ignorant humans.
I know this happens. It is a fact of urban beekeeping. However, every time I lose a hive it costs me heartache, hours of cleanup time and around $300 in replacement costs. My bees are helping people, why are they so inconsiderate in spraying pesticides?
I posted the problem on a local web site, and others local to me noticed dying bees from about 4pm yesterday within 0.5 miles from me. The dead bees are everywhere. On sidewalks, in parks, in gardens.
Red arrow points to extended proboscis = poisoned by insecticides.
So sad. Thank you for listening while I cry.