Organocide® Bee Safe 3-in-1 Garden Spray Found NON-Toxic to Bees

Bees are incredibly important to human’s food sources. If bees were to disappear so would most of our crops. Retailers are requesting their suppliers limit the number of non-essential chemicals and end the use of pesticides harmful to bees. There is an alternative…our Organocide Bee Safe products do not contribute to bee colony disorder.

Click here to find out more from the EPA on the importance of choosing Bee Friendly products.

One important facet of organic gardening is product safety toward beneficial insects, and the protection of honeybees is of paramount concern as they pollinate many of the world’s plants, accounting for up to 30% of the production of food crops. The issue of bee safety is important because the native bee population is declining worldwide due in part to harmful pesticide use. The European Union has banned a certain class of pesticides—neonicontinoids—and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently issued a moratorium on new applications for their use. Consumers and agricultural producers seeking a “bee friendly” insecticide now have a laboratory tested alternative.

Stuart, FL – June 3, 2015 – Organic Laboratories recently engaged i2L Research, a respected laboratory in the United Kingdom, to evaluate the effects of Organocide®  3-in-1 Garden Spray on honeybees. In summary,

“A Good Laboratory Practice study was conducted to assess the acute contact toxicity of a 5% sesame oil product, Organocide® 3-in-1 Garden Spray, to honey bees (Apis mellifera). The study design followed EPA (2012) test guidelines. Four microliters of product was topically applied to adult bee workers at a single rate.

Three ounces of Organocide® 3-in-1 Garden Spray® mixed with one gallon of water exhibited zero percent bee mortality over a 48 hour test period and zero percent bee mortality over a 96 hour test period, whereas the untreated control and solvent control exhibited zero percent and eight percent bee mortality over 96 hour test period, respectively. It can be concluded that no adverse effect of the test items to honey bees was found.”

Click here to download the complete study.

Organocide® 3-in-1 Garden Spray is proven effective in destroying aphids, whiteflies, spider mites and other soft-bodied insects along with certain fungal diseases. Derived from natural oils, the spray is also safe to use around homes, children and pets, when used as directed.

“Creating products that are effective and safe has always been a priority,” said Organic Laboratories’ Operations Manager, Rick Barr. “We welcome the opportunity to share our latest testing results with Organocide’s loyal customers and prospective users here and abroad. Questions regarding our products are invited.” Organic Laboratories offers a complete line of plant growth and control products for home gardeners, indoor gardeners and agricultural professionals.

2018-10-29T13:12:46+00:00

24 Comments

  1. Nagrom October 10, 2018 at 5:53 pm - Reply

    Can this be used in the house though it’s not recommended if 1/4th of a teaspoon is mixed in 1 Gallons of water? Also can this be used on Cannabis and Medical Cannabis

    • Plant Dr. October 11, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

      Nagrom,
      I would like to verify the product you are referring to, i want to make sure i provide the correct information.

      Organocide Bee Safe 3 in 1 garden spray or Plant Doctor systemic Fugicide?

      Thank you.

  2. Deb September 16, 2018 at 10:06 pm - Reply

    Looking for an organic option for a peach tree in my backyard. protection against: oriental fruit moth, tarnished plant bug. Also wondering if you make a product to assist in managing Cladosporium carpophilum (fungus causing freckling in peaches)

    Thanks!

    • Plant Dr. September 19, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

      Deb,
      Unfortunately we don’t have a product that control’s the Oriental fruit moth or the tarnished plant bug.
      Regarding the Cladosporium carpophilum (fungus causing freckling in peaches) keeping organic in mind, we have the Organocide Organic Fungicide, this is a foliar spray, Organocide Organic Fungicide causes mildew spores and tubes to suffer immediate and rapid water loss, thereby effectively killing the fungus.

      It destroys the cell walls of mildew and prevents germination. Even though Cladosporium carpophilum is not listed on the label, we suggest we you run a test on a small patch, wait 7-10 days for results.

      Thank you.

  3. Patti August 19, 2018 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Even though the product is safe for humans, should any precaution such as a mask, gloves, or safety glasses, be worn when spraying? There are no precautions listed on the container or on your website.

    • Plant Dr. August 20, 2018 at 4:09 pm - Reply

      Patti,

      Organocide 3 in 1 is not toxic it’s made of food-grade oils. No need for mask, gloves or safety glasses.

      Thank you.

  4. Dan August 2, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Is this safe to use on palm trees around a pool?

    • Plant Dr. August 2, 2018 at 3:03 pm - Reply

      Dan,

      Yes, this is safe.

      Thank you.

  5. Gloria June 10, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

    How often is it applied? Is it a systemic product?

    • Plant Dr. June 11, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Gloria,
      Organocide Bee Safe 3 in 1 can be applied once or twice a month. It is not a systemic product, Are you looking for a systemic product? Dense oil spray smothers target insects on contact. The fatty acids in the oil are toxic to the target insects and they are unable to develop a resistance.
      Once liquid dries, a micro-film is left on the plant. Any hatchlings of the target insects get trapped in the film and die.
      Females arriving after treatment detect the film and will not lay eggs on the treated plant; recognizing the area as hazard to their eggs.

      Thank you.

  6. Jodi June 10, 2018 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    Does the 3 in 1 take care of rust?

  7. IB June 10, 2018 at 10:33 am - Reply

    How often to use 3 in 1 Organocide spray on vegetable plants ?

    Thanks

    • Plant Dr. June 11, 2018 at 4:35 pm - Reply

      IB,
      Organocide 3 in 1 can be applied 1 or 2 times per month, will usually control the problem.

      Than you.

  8. Ronda Cline June 9, 2018 at 8:29 am - Reply

    Will it kill squash bugs?

    • Plant Dr. June 11, 2018 at 4:44 pm - Reply

      Ronda,
      Organocide 3 in 1 works on soft body insects only, dense oil spray smothers target insects on contact. The fatty acids in the oil are toxic to the target insects and they are unable to develop a resistance.
      Once liquid dries, a micro-film is left on the plant. Any hatchlings of the target insects get trapped in the film and die.
      Females arriving after treatment detect the film and will not lay eggs on the treated plant; recognizing the area as hazard to their eggs.

      Squash bugs are not listed on the label nor we have any testing done, we suggest you try it on a small area of the plant first and wait 24 hours to see results.

      Thank you.

  9. Sharon June 6, 2018 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    Does it prevent / kill tomato horn worms?

    • Plant Dr. June 6, 2018 at 4:58 pm - Reply

      Sharon,
      Organocide 3in1 does not work against worms.

      Thank you.

  10. […] In January 2018, Organocide 3 in 1 Garden Spray was rebranded as Organocide Bee Safe 3 in 1 Garden Spray. The new and improved label touts Organocide’s best-in-class safety attributes. Organocide 3 in 1 Garden Spray is the ONLY laboratory proven organic garden spray not harmful to bees. For more information on that laboratory test, please visit http://www.yourplantdoctor.com/bee-friendly/. […]

  11. Noemi danao September 4, 2017 at 5:47 pm - Reply

    Is it good for oranges and citrus plant?

    • Plant Dr. September 5, 2017 at 7:50 am - Reply

      Thank you for contacting us!

      Organocide 3 in 1 garden spray works great on orange and citrus plants/trees!

      Please do not hesitate to ask any additional questions.

  12. Steve Wang July 31, 2017 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    When I bought it, I saw oil on the surface.

    Now I see it is completely mixed with the liquid in the bottle.

    Is it still OK without the oil stuff on the surface?

    Thanks,

    • Plant Dr. July 31, 2017 at 1:11 pm - Reply

      Yes, it is o.k that the oil is not on the surface.

      Per label instructions: Dilute 3 oz. of Organocide® 3-in-1 Garden Spray per gallon of water and shake well to
      blend. Once blended, shake often while in use to prevent separation. Diluted solution
      can be used up to 30 days.

      Please do not hesitate with any additional questions.

  13. louise March 8, 2017 at 8:48 am - Reply

    will 3-in-1 spray kill mildew on perinatal phlox/?

    • Plant Dr. March 30, 2017 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      When used as directed it has an unusually high degree of safety to most plants, including herbs, fruits & vegetables. However, some plants in the Euphorbia family (Crown of Thorns, Poinsettia) have shown some sensitivity and orchids are known to be very sensitive plants. If in doubt, test first on a small area of foliage.

      It controls certain fungal diseases such as (but not limited to) powdery mildew, downy mildew, black spot on roses, septora spot, bacterial tomato spot, citrus greasy spot & helminthosporium. It works by depriving the disease spore of moisture necessary for propagation and protects the plant from germ tube penetration and spreading of pathogens such as powdery mildew.

      If spraying on severely stressed or damaged plants, split the dosage rate in half to avoid adding additional stress.

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