Zika Spraying Kills Millions of Bees in South Carolina

Aerial spraying of insecticide to combat the spread of the Zika virus in South Carolina has resulted in the deaths of millions of bees, according to local reports…

The aerial spraying began on Aug. 28. County officials usually opt for truck spraying, but the recent spread of Zika prompted officials to use a new method—one that was detrimental to local beekeepers.

“All of my equipment is contaminated, my honey is contaminated, my cone is contaminated, I’m totally shut down here,” Juanita Stanley told Live 5 News.

Source: Zika Spraying Kills Millions of Bees in South Carolina

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