Can somebody tell me exactly what's going on here (are these aphids or somethings else?) and how do I get rid of them?
Thanks a bunch to whoever solves the case
I'm sorry, but you have been misinformed about the effect of neem oil on bees. Neem is deadly to bees, just as it is to other soft-bodied insects. I use neem oil when I must, but to minimize its negative effects on bees and other beneficial insects, I use it only in the late afternoon *and* when there is no breeze/wind. Late in the afternoon/early in the evening, the bees have gone home for the day, and I've never observed butterflies or other beneficials on my plants during those hours.katt0105 wrote:I found
neem oil at lowes. YOU mix a few table spoons to a gallon of water
in your sprayer .I hit my whole back yard ,and garden every
seven days .I have not seen one aphid or whitefly on my plants in
two months now . I do see the buggers in my yard .It takes a few
days to get in the system of the pests ,and they will stop eating ,and
stop repoducing . The best part of this is ' its organic' . It will not
harm the bee's !
I missed one week of spraying with the neem oil ,and i got leaf minors
on a few of my plants . Happy gardening .
If the neem oil is sprayed on the flowers, will the pollen that the bees take back to the hive be contaminated enough to kill them?... and only the insects trying to eat your plants will die.
NO... bees have been FED Neem oil. It has to get up to a large concentration to be harmful to them.Kisal wrote:If the neem oil is sprayed on the flowers, will the pollen that the bees take back to the hive be contaminated enough to kill them?... and only the insects trying to eat your plants will die.