bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Wednesday, September 28, 2005

A real bug-up

The attempt to rid Greek forests of the introduced bug that is great for beekeeping but slow death for the pine forests has been abandoned.

I posted in May that natural oils were to be used to try to get rid of Marchalina hellenica, but it seems a nasty pesticide was used that was both ineffective and harmful. The EU originaly helped fund the initiative to introduce the insect. Meddle at your peril!


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