Are mums toxic to honeybees?

Asked November 4, 2016, 9:53 PM EDT

I have been told that mums are toxic to honeybees. Can you please advise? Thanks.

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1 Response

I haven't seen any published reports that mums are toxic to honeybees. Nor are they even particularly attractive to bees.

Pyrethrin is an organic insecticide derived from dried flowers of certain species of mums and that may be where the confusion is coming from.