Where to buy non-neonicotinoid plants in Texas?

Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by murfdawg, Feb 3, 2015.

  1. murfdawg

    murfdawg New Member

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    I'm a backyard beekeeper in the Missouri City suburb of Houston and I want to plant a couple fruit trees and bee friendly garden. I've read that Lowes, Home Depot and Walmart plants are high in neonicotinoid pesticides so I'll avoid them. Is anyone familiar with Houston Garden Center or can you make a recommendation of where I should buy my plants? I'd prefer local recommendations so we can see what we're buying before we buy but I'm not opposed to ordering online either if that's what's best for my bees and other pollinators. I appreciate everyone's input. Thank you!
     
  2. camero7

    camero7 Member

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    Don't worry about the neonics in a fruit tree, worry about varroa, virus and brood diseases. That's what kill hives.