A SOUTHLAND beekeeper is urging residents to consider nearby bees when spraying garden plants.
Southland Bee Society chairman Geoff Scott, having recently felt the impacts of harmful spraying, said the group wanted to educate Southland residents on how to protect bees.
“Education is key.”
Mr Scott recently found several of his hives had been impacted by nearby spraying, with dead bees littering the entrance of the hive (pictured).
The society was planning on creating a guide which could help inform people on how to make bee-conscious gardening decisions.
Advice included spraying on overcast days or first thing in the morning or later at night.
“Give it time to dry.”