Thank you for your interest and inquiry regarding the Colorado Professional Beekeeping Association’s position on pesticides. The CPBA directors are not in a position to comment specifically on the advantages or disadvantages of using certain insecticide and pesticide products.
CPBA policy generally, is to support the responsible use and regulation of pesticide products following a clearly defined Integrated Pest Management (IPM) protocol – and which applies to products used both inside and outside of bee hives.
CPBA directors make no specific recommendations as an organization regarding which pesticide products to use or not to use – however we encourage a reasoned and responsible approach to beekeeping that ensures the maintenance of healthy hives and healthy bees.
Thank you again for your inquiry and for your support for a viable and sustainable beekeeping industry and community.
CPBA Board of Directors