Garden Products That Might Be Harmful to Bees

BeeAction.org warns that any gardening product than contains one or more of the following compounds should be avoided if you want to protect our bees. These are Acetamiprid, Clothianidin, Dinotefuran, Imidacloprid and Thiamethoxam.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation reports that the following brand names may contain bee-killing neonicotinoids:

  • Bayer Advanced 3-in-1 Insect, Disease, & Mite Control;
  • Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Insect Control;
  • Bayer Advanced 12 Month Tree & Shrub Protect & Feed;
  • Bayer Advanced Fruit, Citrus & Vegetable Insect Control;
  • Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose & Flower Care concentrate;
  • DIY Tree Care Products Multi-Insect Killer;
  • Ferti-lome 2-N-1 Systemic;
  • Hi-Yield Systemic Insect Spray;
  • Knockout Ready-To-Use Grub Killer;
  • Monterey Once a Year Insect Control II;
  • Ortho Bug B Gon Year-Long Tree & Shrub Insect Control;
  • Ortho MAX Tree & Shrub Insect; Bayer Advanced All-in-One Rose & Flower Care granules;
  • Green Light Grub Control with Arena;
  • Amdro Quick Kill Lawn & Landscape Insect Killer;
  • Amdro Rose & Flower Care;
  • Maxide Dual Action Insect Killer;
  • Ortho Bug B Gon Garden Insect Killer;
  • Ortho Bug B Gon for Lawns;
  • Ortho Flower; Fruit and Vegetable Insect Killer;
  • Green Light Tree & Shrub Insect Control with Safari 2 G; Safari;
  • Ortho Tree & Shrub Insect Control Plus Miracle Gro Plant Food;
  • Ortho Rose and Flower Insect Killer;
  • Ortho Rose Pride Insect Killer.