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Post  Scorpio Rising on 9/22/2016, 1:51 pm

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 9/22/2016, 4:14 pm

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 9/22/2016, 4:39 pm

@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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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  landarch on 9/23/2016, 9:47 am

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 9/23/2016, 10:54 am

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 9/23/2016, 12:41 pm

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.

@Scorpio Rising wrote:

We are messing things up at an alarming rate.

As evidence by the diabetes, cancer, etc epidemics.
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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

Post  countrynaturals on 9/23/2016, 1:01 pm

@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 9/23/2016, 8:51 pm

@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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Post  countrynaturals on 3/22/2017, 1:18 pm

Bumble Bees are now on the endangered species list. Sad Sad Sad I have flower seeds from the last several years that I couldn't plant because of the drought. I think I'll start a new "zombie garden" with all those seeds thrown on top of wood chips and watered down. There's a spot out in the orchard area where we see the bumbles every year. Fingers crossed they come back again this year and we have lots of flowers for them to play in. I love you
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Post  audrey.jeanne.roberts on 3/23/2017, 9:41 pm

We are very fortunate that we have quite a lot of bumble bees.  We have an interesting variety that is quite large and totally black.  I call them my secret service bees (you know always traveling around in huge black vehicles, lol!)

I get a huge amount of seeds at the end of the season each year from a company that pulls them for date.  Last year a large amount of them were flowers so I'm going to see about planting more of my hillsides with them.  You can never have too many pollinators.
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