Thurston County Acts to Protect Honey Bees

tc_headerThe Thurston County Commissioners recently asked the Washington State Department of Agriculture to restrict the purchase, sale, distribution and application of the neonicotinoid class of insecticides for ornamental use to persons or entities with a valid WSDA pesticide applicator license.

This class of insecticide includes but is not limited to imidacloprid, clothianidin and thiamethoxan.

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  1. Wendell Bell says:

    I am a new bee keeper. My mentor has been keeping bees comercialy for 45 years and from everything I here this would be a step in the right direction. Thank you for caring

  2. I can’t seem to find an answer to this question anywhere. Can you tell me how many beehives per acre are allowed in Thurston County? I live in the County not city and I am on 4.77 acres. I am zoned residential.

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