Advance warning of Crop Spraying
By Chriss Line
BeeConnected online crop spray alert is based on a proposal by the BBKA to bring spray alerting into the 21st century.
25th April marks the start of the BeeConnected pilot scheme across Hertfordshire. Farmers in Herts are being invited to register, identify their fields and, in just a few simple clicks, inform local, volunteer beekeepers when they intend to spray an insecticide in particular fields.
BBKA’s Director of Public Affairs Tim Lovett said: “BeeConnected is an important step forward in communication between farmers and beekeepers. The scheme is based on a proposal put forward by the BBKA to bring sprayalerting into the 21st century. The launch of BeeConnected is most timely and we hope that all beekeepers in Hertfordshire will register and take part.
It is anticipated that the Hertfordshire pilot will last for 5 weeks with a national launch in September 2016 to coincide with autumn spraying.
You can register your interest in receiving notifications by clicking here.