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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.

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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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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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Don't forget autism and alzheimer's. Sad

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Re: Terrible News: Bumblebees In Trouble

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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