Bees continued to be poisoned in Australia and Overseas
Simon MulvanyMelbourne, Australia
JUN 22, 2020 —
The incident in the picture took place near the villages of Chkalovo and Zeleny Gay in the district of Vesele in the northern Ukrainian region of Zaporizhia Oblast.
According to local media, the beekeeper found the thousands of dead insects on the morning of 11th May.
Council official Dmitry Maystro admitted that chemicals were used to spray local rapeseed fields at night between the 10th and 11th May.
He wrote on Facebook: “Local beekeepers were not informed about the planned crop spraying in time and therefore they were unable to protect their hives.”
Similar collapses have occurred in South Australia and Victoria in the last month where a several beekeepers filed a complaints after millions of bees were killed because of spaying.
Last year, it is estimated that over 40,000 hives were affected by crop spraying in the Ukraine, causing damages of 120 million UAH (3.6 million GBP), according to reports.
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