Will alot of you know the end of my season ended when I got hurt. But now for the big kicker!
I was woken up Sunday morning at 7:30 to the sound of big helicopter flying tree top level over my house. I have little over three acres he with ten of my strongest hives full of honey and bees. When I went outside I realized that thy were spraying. I immediately called sheriff's office and asked what was happing? They had no idea. So I requested a deputy to come out. I the call the DNR office and left message then called agricultural depart and left message. Buy now it was about eleven . the deputy showed up and we talked. He stopped and talked to pilot and ground crew. He got all there names the company name and Forester who hired them to spray. I requested a different report be made out and the deputy said he would and gave me a case no. He asked if my hives where registered and told him it was not required but that I was registered with the US AGR Dept because I do there beekeeper assiment survey each year. He then told me he asked the political if he posted notice of spraying . he said no and that he did not think he had to because he didn't think beekeepers were in the area.the deputy said to me that at least the wind was not in my direction. Just as he said it the winds turn 180 degrees right at us. The herbicide they were using kills everything but pine trees.today the DNR and Ag. Dept called and wants to take soil, vegetation and any dead bees,sample of waxed frames and honey. They seem concerned. My ornamental cherry trees all now have leaves turning yellow over night the one tomato plant I still had in a five gallon bucket the leaves shriveled up.you can smell the herbicide in the air. So now I have lost the entire honey havest that a friend of mine was going to help me harvest in late August( I cannot and will not sell honey that may have pesticides or herbicide in it.) Possible the bees, frames of drawn comb,boxes might
be saved if I burn and scrub them. I figure a possible loss of close to 10000 dollars or more. But now that I have a paper trail of what happened I may be able to go after the landowner, Forester and pilot. By the way when the DNR director called me she said that she could only he my first name and the phone no. Because the sound of the helicopter over head made it hard to understand what I was saying.