Are Honey Bees Our Proverbial Canaries in the Coal Mine?

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Recent reports of mass bee deaths at single locations have raised alarm among environmentalists, entomologist and concerned citizens around the world. The June 17th Wilsonville Oregon incident resulted in over 50,000 dead bumble bees, honey bees and other pollinators. The bees literally dropped dead while feeding on the blooms of flowering Linden trees in a Target parking lot, after the pesticide “Safari” was sprayed on the blooming trees. This catastrophic event was a grim reminder of the devastating consequences of […]

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