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Post  Scorpio Rising on Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 10:51

More bad news about our world in peril; neonicitinoids should be banned ASAP!  Plant habitat for these fuzzy, docile pollinators, there are fading fast...Sad


http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/environmentalists-sue-to-list-bumble-bee-as-endangered/

We are messing things up at an alarming rate.

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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  sanderson on Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 13:14

I read that last night and almost posted it! I cherish the single BB I get each summer.

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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  countrynaturals on Thu 22 Sep 2016 - 13:39

@sanderson wrote:I read that last night and almost posted it!  I cherish the single BB I get each summer.
We've had a few, but not many. Sad

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Post  landarch on Fri 23 Sep 2016 - 6:47

I had tons of bumble bees early in the year when catmint and coneflowers were blooming...haven't seen one in a while.

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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  trolleydriver on Fri 23 Sep 2016 - 7:54

Over the past couple of weeks there have been a lot of BBs in our gardens. Maybe they've just moved further north. Very Happy  But on serious note is is scary to see the decline as reported.

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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  CapeCoddess on Fri 23 Sep 2016 - 9:41

I have a lot of BBs right now.  I love you  They are fighting at the hummingbird feeders and having a ball with the gaura and zinnias.

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We are messing things up at an alarming rate.

As evidence by the diabetes, cancer, etc epidemics.
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Post  countrynaturals on Fri 23 Sep 2016 - 10:01

@CapeCoddess wrote:I have a lot of BBs right now.  I love you  They are fighting at the hummingbird feeders and having a ball with the gaura and zinnias.

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We are messing things up at an alarming rate.

As evidence by the diabetes, cancer, etc epidemics.
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Post  Scorpio Rising on Fri 23 Sep 2016 - 17:51

@landarch wrote:I had tons of bumble bees early in the year when catmint and coneflowers were blooming...haven't seen one in a while.
Ditto.  Glad to hear others with some sightings!

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