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Bees on peaches
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coolbrze
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July 27, 2022 - 1:30 pm

I've got what look like small Bumble bees boring into & eating some of my peaches. Anything I can spray on the trees/peaches to deter w/o hurting the bees & making the peaches inedible?

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John S
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July 31, 2022 - 5:01 pm

I can't think of anything I'd spray on them that I would want in my body or in my garden.

John S
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coolbrze
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August 10, 2022 - 7:17 am

John S said
I can't think of anything I'd spray on them that I would want in my body or in my garden.

John S

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Me neither. Been picking a day or two early & it helps but they're still getting some...

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August 10, 2022 - 12:25 pm

Surround kaolin clay is pretty innocuous.  I don't know how well it would deter them, but they are pretty hairy, so they may not like it.  It washes off and is safe to consume.

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John S
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August 10, 2022 - 1:12 pm

Another thing that you could do, that I have done, is to put old fruit sox on them.  These are the socks that women put on when they try new shoes in a store. Maggot Barriers is a brand I like.

I don't mind a few bites in my plum trees, etc.  The only thing I worry about is when I'm giving the fruit to poor people or to guys in my baseball league. They might get nervous.

John S
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