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My peaches are starting to ripen and the bees are eating on them. Is there anything that I can spray the peaches with to discourage the bees without harming them? I am starting to pick peaches.
 

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Can't help but I'll bet there's not much you can do. Since the fruit is ready for human consumption, that alone probably prevents any spraying. Check with your extension service or a local pesticide dealer. My $.07 worth. Everything costs more these days. :roll:
 

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It seems like every year we go to collect our pears, the yellow jackets have a very keen interest in collecting them too. I usually just work around them and find that they leave us alone for the most part... I think they're more interested in the pears than a couple of wingless behemoths. :lol: However, if the bees and the threat that they present to you aren't what is bothering you and you're simply concerned about them spoiling your existing harvest... I don't really know where to start on that one... maybe Al will chime in. :)
 

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The bees are just ruining the fruit, other wise they're not bothering me
 

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I don't know if it would work, but most insects don't like the odor of moth balls.
Maybe try hanging some in mesh bags from the limbs. If you can't find any other options.
Cyprus mulch worked to keep bees and waspers away, but you can't get it anymore.
Govt. said too many trees disappearing, I can deal with that. ;)
 
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