FORT PIERCE, Fla., April 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Organic Laboratories, Inc., a leading producer of organic and earth-friendly pesticides and fertilizers, is the first to market a bee safe pesticide. Most of humanity is well-aware of the vital role bees play in pollinating flowering plants. Three-fourths of the world's flowering plants and approximately 35 percent of the world's food crops depend on animal pollinators to reproduce.
A steady decline in the bee population has been attributed to colony collapse disorder, caused in part by certain neonicotinoids that are used as pesticides. In order to protect the honey bee, the European Union has banned the use of those neonicotinoids outdoors and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has restricted its use while bees are present.
These recent changes have been the driving force for agricultural producers, nurseries and home gardeners to seek a "bee friendly" alternative.
Recently, i2LResearch, a leading product testing center headquartered in the United Kingdom, evaluated the effects of Organocide® Bee Safe 3-in-1 Garden Spray on honey bees. In summary,
"A laboratory study followed EPA (2012) test guideline to assess acute contact toxicity of Organocide Bee Safe 3-in-1 Garden Spray (Sesame oil 5%) to honey bees (Apis mellifera). The goal of the definitive test was to determine the dose-response curve for honey bee mortality after a 48 h acute contact. The product was tested at 5 rates."
Overview of the honey bee mortality after 48 h acute contact with Organocide Bee Safe 3-in-1 Garden Spray. *Maximum application test rate applied at full concentration. **Label's application rate. (See link below.)
Organocide® Bee Safe 3-in-1 Garden Spray is an insecticide, miticide and fungicide that has been used in organic gardening for more than 27 years. It has been proven effective in destroying all life stages of small soft-bodied insects (including aphids, fungus gnats, leaf rollers, psyllids, spider mites, scale and whiteflies) and controlling fungal diseases (like powdery and downy mildews). It is safe enough to use near aquatics and it won't harm beneficial insects like ladybugs, butterflies, or our precious pollinating bees. It is people, pet and planet safe! It is available for purchase at select Home Depot, Walmart and Independent Hardware and Nursery retailers.
SOURCE Organic Laboratories, Inc.