Just when I think the adjacent shrub nursery is trying to be bee-friendly, I hear tractors at 8pm and look out to see them spraying the fields right behind my house. I suspect they are spraying nasty pesticides, because they have been notifying me when they are going to spray ("less harmful"???) herbicides. What's worse, they were even spraying the dirt roadway that is the dividing line between their fields and my property. Why? The "good" part is it was in the evening, so most of the bees were not flying. There were, however, many of them hanging out on the front of the hive in the heat. I can't figure out if the nursery is trying to be accommodating or sneaky. The weeds in the field to the north of my house mysteriously all died, too. I am going to cal them and see if there is any chance I can buy a strip of land as a buffer zone. I know the answer will be "no", and I probably could not afford it. What irks me most is that, before I bought this place, I called the nursery and asked how often they sprayed the fields, and with what. They said, "Herbicides, maybe once or twice a year." In reality, they are out here nearly every week. There, I've had my vent.