Bumble bee kill in Oregon: neonic Safari determined as cause of 50,000 deaths

Spraying of the neonicotinoid Safari has been determined to be the cause of the largest  bumble bee kill ever documented in the US.  55 flowering lindens were sprayed to rid the trees of aphids.

http://www.oregonlive.com/environment/index.ssf/2013/06/pesticide_confirmed_in_bee_dea.html#/0

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