We had a question on our Facebook page recently about our Colony Killer Termite Bait and bees.
Q: I have beehives which have the same societal colony setup like termites
Although bees need nectar, would the product (whose ingredients you fail to mention) possibly be a bee attractant as well?
Colony Killer Termite Bait
The active ingredient in our Colony Killer Termite Bait is Chlorfluazuron.
Here’s the answer.
Chlorfluazuron (and other urons) inhibit an insect nymph’s capacity to produce chitin (an outer shell) during a moult.
It dies in the moulting attempt.
Bees don’t go through the nymphal process to adult but theoretically, the change from larva to pupa to adult also needs chitin production.
However, bees are not attracted to bland, unsweetened alpha-cellulose (and cannot get to it anyway) inside a sealed bag of termite bait.