Took our state's beekeeping course a few years back, passed the certification test and had a wonderful time with my two hives...until the farmer where we kept our bees doused everything in sight with Sevin dust. Lost both hives and literally cried. I know for some of you experienced beekeepers my losing 2 hives doesn't seem like much but it was really disheartening and only now that I can have my girls at home where I can control - for the most part - what enters their immediate environment, am I ready to do this again. I've got bees arriving March 30th. :thumbsup: My question has to do with the use of Neem oil as we are growing a variety of vegetables for our own consumption...trying to make this happen without the use of ANY chemicals but wanting to confirm what I've been reading that Neem oil applied in the evening will not harm the honeybees. I would be so grateful if someone more experienced than I could weigh in on this. The Neem oil sellers say it won't hurt a thing but I'm sure we've all heard that rubbish about a great many things in the course of our lives. Many thanks for your thoughts & help!!