Beekeepers Worried About Aerial Pesticide Spraying [View all]
Local beekeepers are circulating an online petition to stop aerial spraying for mosquitoes.
There are 502 human cases of West Nile virus in North Texas as of Tuesday. Fourteen people have died, including 10 people in Dallas County.
Dallas County has authorized aerial spraying to help fight West Nile virus. Garland, Mesquite, University Park and Highland Park have approved the spraying, while other cities in the county are still deciding whether to conduct it.
"They're very deadly to bees, and it's not just honeybees -- there's other invertebrates that are going to be compromised by this," said Brandon Pollard, a Dallas beekeeper.