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The former mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov, who has his farm and apiary, told how you can protect insects from a mass death. His words leads RIA Novosti.
According to the farmer, insects can not tolerate contact with chemicals, but it can happen if the apiary is grown canola. The culture of rape exposed to fleas for pest control use insecticides that adversely affect not only fleas, but also to bees.
Former Moscow mayor stressed that the owners of the fields do not warn beekeepers of impending treatment, although required to do so. To prevent insects you can, if not allow them on the treated field within a few days. “Now, or five days locked up, or take five kilometers. And in five days you can lock a bee? No, impossible, it’s almost the death of bees. To take? But we beekeepers are mainly pensioners; particularly if they have 15-20 hives, he is almost unable without assistance to take them,” — said Luzhkov.
Also, the farmer reported that the risk of losing bees due to the processing of neighboring fields with chemicals. “Accidentally came to the apiary, I see — there are two tractors, ready to start spraying it. I was just in shock,” he said.
The mass death of insects recorded in several Russian regions this summer. In particular, such cases were observed in the Udmurt Republic, Mari-El, Lipetsk, Saratov, Ulyanovsk, Kursk areas, and also in the Altai region. In fact the incident a criminal case. Rosselkhoznadzor said that the situation is getting worse. According to experts, this may be due to the uncontrolled use of pesticides in the processing field. The expected damage from this is estimated at one trillion rubles.
In late July, the head of the Union of beekeepers of the Industrialists of the Customs Union, Dmitry Nikolaev declared that the main reason for the mass death of bees — pesticide use in China.
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