Memorial to honor 50,000 bumble bees that died in Oregon parking lot

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#1 Jun 28, 2013
Okay, I love animals and we have Mason Bees but this is bizarre. Must be more lunatic democrats!

Fifty thousand bumblebees will be honored at a memorial Sunday in the same shopping center parking lot southwest of the Portland, Oregon, where most of the insects died earlier this month.

Rozzell Medina, of Portland, said on a Facebook page that the event will "memorialize these fallen lifeforms and talk about the plight of the bees and their importance to life on Earth," The Oregonian reported.

The state Department of Agriculture said June 21 that tests on bees and foliage showed the deaths are "directly related to a pesticide application on linden trees" that was meant to control aphids.

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“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#2 Jun 28, 2013
Will you be attending? Will you send flowers?

“animis opibusque parati”

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#3 Jun 28, 2013
Zoe Regen wrote:
Will you be attending? Will you send flowers?
It's Oregon, home of the Birkenstock-wearing, hairy-pitted, granola-munching, tree-worshiping, sexual-ambiguity crowd.
No surprise.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#4 Jun 28, 2013
Bees are insects, deserve to be swatted and killed. I'll leave them alone in their environment, in my house smoosh. I'll babysit Spooky's retarded skunk before I worry about a dam stinging insect.

“Where did I put my tiara?”

Since: Dec 11

Columbus, OH

#5 Jun 28, 2013
Too funny, FTD ad popped up.
just saying

Reynoldsburg, OH

#6 Jun 28, 2013
It amazes me they would spray for aphids on a Linden.

Japanese Beetles? Yes. In large numbers they can defoliate a tree.

Aphids? No.

Someone needs an unpaid "Time Out".

“Paper Or Plastic?”

Since: Nov 11


#7 Jun 28, 2013
GlitterSucks wrote:
Too funny, FTD ad popped up.
Accident forgiveness on my sidebar. If indeed it was an accident....
Big Johnson

Columbus, OH

#8 Jun 28, 2013
I like bumblebees.

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