Bee Impact

Most trees are pollinated by wind. This includes ash, oak, maple, elm, hemlock, spruce, pine, beech, sycamore, and many others. Thus the impact of treating trees and affecting bees is negligible. Bees are at risk for potential exposure to chemical if the treated tree is surrounded by plants, such as flowers, which can absorb imidacloprid. The issue can be solved by not planting flowers within a few feet of treated trees. In addition, there are a few species of trees that do have flowers that can be visited by bees: these include fruit trees such as apple, pear. Lindens, (basswood) and a few others. But by and large, most trees are wind pollinated and their treatment will have no effect on bees.