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50,000 Bumblebees Dead After Neonicotinoid Pesticide Use in Oregon

Environment  (tags: honey bees, bumblebees, colony collapse disorder, pesticides )

- 2218 days ago -
"Beyond the fact that a pesticide was applied to plants while they were attracting large numbers of bees, in this case the pesticide was applied for purely cosmetic reasons. There was no threat to human health..."


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TOM TREE (247)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:17 am


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Past Member (0)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:55 am
Where's the accountability???

Tina P (30)
Monday June 24, 2013, 8:12 am
Damn these idiots! This should be investigated and prosecuted as a crime!

Syd H (48)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:16 am
This should be charged as a crime as it's a terrible blow not just to diversity but to the state's important crops including the treasured Marion Berry which grows only there but is shipped around the world and prized for its flavor.

This is exactly why a "label" is not enough force to control the use of these toxins. What else are they disrupting by getting into the soils and water supplies?

Hopefully some good will come of this as it exposes the neonicotinoids to more scrutiny by everyone including those living in the fogs of it so we can finally get a ban on these which I've known now for several years is the cause of such losses in bee colonies.

Corporate control is not just harmful including economically, but downright deadly to us all.

Mike H (252)
Monday June 24, 2013, 9:51 am
This was totally preventable if the pesticide instructions were followed!

Arielle S (313)
Monday June 24, 2013, 10:37 am
I love bumblebees - hate these morons

David C (75)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:15 pm
how incredibly sad.

Dawn Barler (5)
Monday June 24, 2013, 5:54 pm
Who was the idiot responsible for this? That's what I want to know because in the end this was someone's decision. That person or person's need to be jailed.

Jason S (50)
Monday June 24, 2013, 7:09 pm
Good posting, thanks

Ruth R (246)
Monday June 24, 2013, 11:27 pm
So glad that people realy are noticing and care!

Karena N (14)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:41 am
This really sucks.. noted

Veselin Varbanov (23)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 2:59 am
+1 Dawn Barler ..Noted!

Sam E M (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 3:40 am
Fifty thousand bumblebees killed - this is tragic. Of course the authorities say there's no risk to human health, so just breathe this stuff in folks and don't worry about it (!) I wonder how many other creatures died as a result of this pesticide spraying.

Frances Darcy (92)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 4:03 am
I agree with all the comments above. Tragic

Paulett Simunich (0)
Tuesday June 25, 2013, 8:26 pm
and who was this bee killer!!!!! Someone who did not read the directions....maybe because he had used this stuff so frequently, he did not feel he needed to read the directions.....I HOPE THIS PERSON WILL BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE!!!!!! 50,000 bumblebees!!!!!! Horrible, horrible.........
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