Dead Area Map Question

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Alastair

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Back in the old forum somebody posted a map of NZ with "dead zones", which were the areas on the Gisborne flats and some other places where there will be very high bee mortality if you winter bees there.

Does anyone have that map or a link to it?
 
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Cheers Daniel. Yes, currently involved with another discovery of ‘Flats Disease’ as it’s called here. 75 hives showing classic poisoning signs. Very strong 3 weeks ago - to piles of dead bees out the front. As always, samples collected while we try to establish whether pesticide screening worthwhile, as nothing has been detected in previous samples.
Maize paddocks within a few km but harvested 6 weeks ago. . . did something stop flowering and the bees turned to the maize stubble 3 weeks ago? 🤔
 
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