“Pesticide” is the general term used for chemicals that target and kill pests like insects (insecticide), mites (miticide), weeds (herbicide), bacteria (bactericide) and fungi (fungicide). However, many of these are also toxic to bees. Each year, a lot of honeybee colonies are damaged or destroyed by these chemicals. This is a devastating impact on beekeepers, who might even have to relocate damaged hives. Some can also go out of business. Growers of insect-pollinated crops may experience lower yields, which in turn raises food prices.
When it comes to pest control, many people think that the only way to get the job done is by using chemical pesticides. However, this is not the case. Natural pesticides can be just as effective as chemical ones, and they often come with a lot of added benefits. This article will discuss the different … Read more