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#3271840 - 06/20/13 10:58 AM Largest Documented Bee Die Off
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Mud Dauber
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25,000 bees dropped dead from European Linden Trees in Oregon.

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/25000_bubblebees_killed_droppi.html#/0
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#3271908 - 06/20/13 12:16 PM Re: Largest Documented Bee Die Off [Re: Poser]
Bambi Buster
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Rachel Carson comes to mind.
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#3272092 - 06/20/13 03:26 PM Re: Largest Documented Bee Die Off [Re: Bambi Buster]
Deck78
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Duh! You spray that crap to kill a tree, shrub or plant and you don't think it will kill/harm animals? That should be an IQ test question.

I was in a suburb of Seattle one time, fresh out the country and had no idea that municipalities sprayed chemicals when I came across the biggest patch of wild blackberries I had ever seen. I mean they were right in the middle of the city and smack dab along the sidewalk. They were huge berries too. I was in heaven! I did what any kid not from the city would do, I proceeded to eat the crap out of those berries. I was stopped by a concerned citizen that told me blackberries in the city were considered a nuisance and they were sprayed regularly with a "lot of weed killer" to get rid of them. I am glad I don't live in a city....
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#3272114 - 06/20/13 04:04 PM Re: Largest Documented Bee Die Off [Re: Deck78]
plinker22
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Bummer for the Bumble-Bees. \:\(
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#3272143 - 06/20/13 04:45 PM Re: Largest Documented Bee Die Off [Re: plinker22]
DaveB
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read somewhere the almond crop in California is in dire trouble because of a lack of bees for pollination. Back in late 1990's there was a big consolidation of bee businesses(my BIL lost his job as a result) and with so many hives being stored in a single location some easily transmitted fungus is killing the bees.

If you favor almond honey, better stock up soon.

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