Experts say the loss of all those bees is affecting the local honey industry.
Parker also says it should concern everyone, because it’s ultimately about protecting what the insects pollinate.
"Everything we eat, we have the bees to thank. At least for every third bite of food that you put in your mouth," Parker said.
She estimates there are at least 1,500 hives in the county.
Many metro area municipalities have spraying programs. Douglas County officials are currently exploring other methods of controlling mosquitoes that won't harm honeybees.
"We don't have Zika here in Georgia yet. But when we do, yes, I understand that," Parker said.