January 13, 2020
7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Surry County Cooperative Extension Office [ map ]
Grapes don’t need bees to be pollinated – they are wind pollinated. Rarely are honeybees seen in the vineyard during bloom. And for the most part, vineyards don’t even have bee hives on their property. So, generally speaking, using pesticides in the vineyards don’t affect the honeybees because the honeybees aren’t showing up.
However, the Surry County Beekeepers have an opportunity to have hives near a vineyard so there have been conversations about if the hives will be affected. Dwight Seal, the Pesticide Division Western Field Team Manager at the NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services will be joining us to discuss the effects of the about 25 known pesticides used in the vineyard. This is a great opportunity to learn and get your questions answered.
Some useful links from the NC Dept. of Agriculture and Consumer Services site: