Did the reliably lame Orange County Vector Control District screw up and poison our local honey bees?
One of our readers, David Marder, is a beekeeper, and he runs a bee control company here in Orange County, called Bee Busters. In fact he is the one who took care of the Africanized honey bees that killed three dogs in Santa Ana lost week.
Marder and his colleagues started noticing earlier in this month (with a huge spike right around the weekend of the 7-8th of March) unusual numbers of people calling about swarms and colonies of bees which upon their arrival they found to be dying from apparent pesticide exposure. So they immediately called the offices of the Orange County Vector Control District, because they seemed like the most plausible cause of bee deaths all over the county. Continue reading