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25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« on: June 28, 2013, 09:44:42 PM »
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The blooming linden trees in the Target parking lot had been sprayed with Safari, a pesticide produced by Valent Professional Products, to protect the plants from aphid attack. However, the active ingredient in Safari was the chemical dinotefuran, an insect-killing poison chemically similar to nicotine. These nicotine-like pesticides, known as neonicotinoids kill bees, along with a wide range of other insects.

For the complete story, please visit: http://news.discovery.com/earth/plants/25000-dead-bees-in-target-parking-lot-130621.htm

Safari, RoundUp, all chemicals containing nicotinoids, neonicotinoids, and related chemicals should be banned, now, not in five years.

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2013, 09:50:23 PM »
So basically... a chemical designed to kill bugs has killed bugs, and this is outrageous. Do I have that right?

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2013, 09:53:51 PM »
So basically... a chemical designed to kill bugs has killed bugs, and this is outrageous. Do I have that right?

Not when said chemical is killing off bees, bumblebees, and all insects that serve as major pollinators for our crops.

Do you want to starve?

Come Lord Jesus and save us from ourselves.
The memory of God should be treasured in our hearts like the precious pearl mentioned in the Holy Gospel. Our life's goal should be to nurture and contemplate God always within, and never let it depart, for this steadfastness will drive demons away from us. - Paraphrased from St. Philotheus of Sinai
Writings from the Philokalia: On Prayer of the Heart,
Translated from the Russian by E. Kadloubovksy and G.E.H. Palmer, Faber and Faber, London, Boston, 1992 printing.

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2013, 09:59:29 PM »
Do you want to starve?

I would prefer not to, and I'm not against seriously considering a ban on harmful substances... nonetheless...

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2013, 10:39:11 PM »
So basically... a chemical designed to kill bugs has killed bugs, and this is outrageous. Do I have that right?

Not when said chemical is killing off bees, bumblebees, and all insects that serve as major pollinators for our crops.

Do you want to starve?

Come Lord Jesus and save us from ourselves.

Albert Einstein - "If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live."


Agreed Maria, this is just part of a broader bee die off.   We are designing some top bar bee hives for the farm.  I'd love to get about 10-15 hives going.   Should have raw local honey, bee pollen, propolis, and Royal Jelly.... will be incredibly nutritional for the family.... God is good, and the creation he designed is awesome.

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 12:02:40 AM »
Nuts.

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Re: 25,000 Dead Bumblebees in Oregon Store Parking Lot
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 12:38:06 AM »
i demand a recount.