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Neonicotinoids blamed for bee deaths

publication date: Nov 1, 2013
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Dead BumblebeesIn June, shoppers at a Target in Wilsonville, Oregon, reported a massive death of bumblebees in the store’s parking lot. Scientists from the Xerces Society and Oregon Department of Agriculture determined that the bee deaths were related to a pesticide sprayed on flowering linden trees to control aphids, which secrete a sticky honeydew that was dripping onto cars.


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