Daily Archives: November 15, 2017

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Pollinator Protection software warns of spraying near hives

By: Tammy Horn Potter The Kentucky Department of Agriculture is rolling out its Pollinator Protection software that tracks beekeepers’ hive locations, stores the required time intervals for pesticide applicators to warn of upcoming applications, and automatically notifies beekeepers to take precautions regarding the upcoming spraying, if the pesticide’s label requires notification. Beekeepers download the software and list the location of their hive(s) by drawing a polygon on a map. Nearby pesticide applications trigger the email to beekeepers. If the label requires notifica-tion to beekeepers, the program assists in that effort. The program is free, voluntary, and anony-mous; all your beekeeping […]