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(UPI)   25,000 bees found dead in parking lot. Some people will do anything for free bees   (upi.com) divider line 103
    More: Sad, Oregon, linden, conservation biologist, bumblebees, parking lots  
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2013-06-21 11:51:06 PM
i40.tinypic.com
 
2013-06-22 12:09:59 AM
Honey, I'm AAGggggghhhh
 
2013-06-22 12:15:24 AM
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-22 12:30:27 AM
I see what submitter did there.
 
2013-06-22 12:44:59 AM
People and their phobias, OMG kill them all!

/people are stupid
 
2013-06-22 12:51:00 AM
It was too much magic smoke. That's why it's been recalled.

/feel smug if you got that
//what other show makes people feel smug for catching "hidden" jokes
 
2013-06-22 01:08:48 AM
What a great headline!  Thanks subby...
 
2013-06-22 01:10:17 AM

gameshowhost: [i40.tinypic.com image 320x182]


You've been waiting a long time to post that, haven't you?
 
2013-06-22 01:10:53 AM
They don't allow you to have bees in here.
 
2013-06-22 01:10:58 AM
Fark bumble bees... Also:

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 01:12:01 AM
National Pollinator Week is an annual event meant to draw attention to the role of beneficial pollinating insects in ecosystems and agriculture. The event is sponsored by several pesticide manufacturers, including Valent.

landscapers had sprayed 65 European linden trees on Saturday with the insecticide Safari. The insecticide is described by manufacturer Valent as a "super-systemic insecticide with quick uptake and knockdown."


Yeah, not exactly a Hail Mary pass.
 
2013-06-22 01:12:20 AM
OH DEAR LORD IT'S SO BEAUTIFUL. I'M SO PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN RIGHT NOW.
 
2013-06-22 01:13:36 AM
landscaper should have minded his own beezwax
 
2013-06-22 01:14:33 AM
ain't seen hardly any honeybees this year

no gut, no gut
 
2013-06-22 01:16:01 AM
Bee down, bee down, bee down
It's a party on your face, I'm about to dance on it
 
2013-06-22 01:16:55 AM

Omahawg: ain't seen hardly any honeybees this year

no gut, no gut


I have been seeing plenty of bumble bees.
 
2013-06-22 01:18:54 AM
 
2013-06-22 01:21:20 AM

"But state investigators say they won't blame the landscapers until they have investigated other pesticide applications in the area.

"[The landscapers] made a huge mistake, but unfortunately this is not that uncommon,""


WTH? Maybe I should become a contractor for spraying insecticide. Then kill off the bees even though their numbers are decreasing annually. Then shrug my shoulders and say "well, this type of mistake is not that uncommon."
 
2013-06-22 01:27:32 AM

Don't Lag Me Bro: Obligatory?


I'm gonna go with this.
 
2013-06-22 01:30:06 AM

UsikFark: Omahawg: ain't seen hardly any honeybees this year

no gut, no gut

I have been seeing plenty of bumble bees.


yes, thankfully. quite a few of those buzzing around but no honey bees
 
2013-06-22 01:30:22 AM
img2u.info
"As God as my witness, I thought bees could fly"
 
2013-06-22 01:30:36 AM
jccclib.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-06-22 01:31:12 AM

skinink: "But state investigators say they won't blame the landscapers until they have investigated other pesticide applications in the area.

"[The landscapers] made a huge mistake, but unfortunately this is not that uncommon,""
WTH? Maybe I should become a contractor for spraying insecticide. Then kill off the bees even though their numbers are decreasing annually. Then shrug my shoulders and say "well, this type of mistake is not that uncommon."


Maybe the act isn't that uncommon, but the magnitude was. Local news said this was the largest single incident of bee deaths in the US.
 
2013-06-22 01:31:23 AM
We are up to 50,000 down.
 
2013-06-22 01:34:00 AM

Omahawg: UsikFark: Omahawg: ain't seen hardly any honeybees this year

no gut, no gut

I have been seeing plenty of bumble bees.

yes, thankfully. quite a few of those buzzing around but no honey bees


They were late here in NW Oregon. The type of bumblebees in the story were out by the thousands as of a few weeks ago. Now the various honeybees are finally catching up and appearing (I'm a nature geek and do a survey of the birds and the bees [oo-la-la] in various parts of town every day).
 
2013-06-22 01:34:16 AM
The epitome of a buzzkill.

I've always been a bit bug-phobic - for good reason! I can't just quietly observe them. They always farkin' fly at my face. Bees, butterflies, Lady Bugs, you name it. They dive-bomb me. That being said, we are working our ten year plan to buy a piece of wilderness and I really want to bee-keep on a small scale. A friend of mine is a bee-keeper and I am on board with that. They are such important creatures, their industry impresses me, honey is perfect, and we can pretty much say goodbye to natural plant propogation without them. Bees are our friends.
 
2013-06-22 01:34:32 AM
In America first you get the sugar, then you get the power, then you get the women.
 
2013-06-22 01:39:29 AM

freetomato: The epitome of a buzzkill.

I've always been a bit bug-phobic - for good reason! I can't just quietly observe them. They always farkin' fly at my face. Bees, butterflies, Lady Bugs, you name it. They dive-bomb me. That being said, we are working our ten year plan to buy a piece of wilderness and I really want to bee-keep on a small scale. A friend of mine is a bee-keeper and I am on board with that. They are such important creatures, their industry impresses me, honey is perfect, and we can pretty much say goodbye to natural plant propogation without them. Bees are our friends.


:)
 
2013-06-22 01:39:51 AM

basemetal: People and their phobias, OMG kill them all!

/people are stupid


They weren't trying to kill the bees, they just sprayed a horribly deadly bee toxin right where all the bees were going to bee.

/bees
 
2013-06-22 01:41:04 AM
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-22 01:42:17 AM

LesserEvil: [img2u.info image 324x264]
"As God as my witness, I thought bees could fly"


Came for turkey flying reference.  Leaving satisfied.
 
2013-06-22 01:42:18 AM
More recent news stories said they've been wrapping the pesticide-treated blooming trees with netting to thwart insects still trying to get at them. Pics included at http://www.kptv.com/story/22657865/trees-at-target-store-get-mesh-cov e ring-after-50000-bee-deaths
 
2013-06-22 01:42:32 AM

UsikFark: Omahawg: ain't seen hardly any honeybees this year

no gut, no gut

I have been seeing plenty of bumble bees.


We haven't compared to last year. Some wasps but that's it, and that's with providing many a bee happy plant in the garden, many of which were planted last year so had tempting bee blooms up early.

Not good.

/michigan
//met a long term hobby beekeeper two miles from me who lost a good number last year too
 
2013-06-22 01:42:39 AM
Bee-charming:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=lTu3UxCbQGk
 
2013-06-22 01:45:26 AM

picturescrazy: basemetal: People and their phobias, OMG kill them all!

/people are stupid

They weren't trying to kill the bees, they just sprayed a horribly deadly bee toxin right where all the bees were going to bee.

/bees


TO THE BEEMOBILE
 
2013-06-22 01:50:10 AM
img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 01:51:07 AM
img.fark.net

"Man, I ain't putting no TREES in nobody butt, no BEES in nobody butt, that's nasty, man...
"
 
2013-06-22 01:53:28 AM

StreetlightInTheGhetto: picturescrazy: basemetal: People and their phobias, OMG kill them all!

/people are stupid

They weren't trying to kill the bees, they just sprayed a horribly deadly bee toxin right where all the bees were going to bee.

/bees

TO THE BEEMOBILE


You mean your Chevy?
 
2013-06-22 01:54:05 AM
One could say the parking lot was covered in bees.

img.fark.net
 
2013-06-22 01:54:15 AM

freetomato: Bee-charming:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?gl=US&client=mv-google&hl=en&v=lTu3UxCbQGk


Sorry. Lame link. Late, tired, on dumb-phone. Fried Green Tomatoes is worth a watch for the bee charmer parts, among others.
 
2013-06-22 02:00:21 AM

T Baggins: More recent news stories said they've been wrapping the pesticide-treated blooming trees with netting to thwart insects still trying to get at them. Pics included at http://www.kptv.com/story/22657865/trees-at-target-store-get-mesh-cov e ring-after-50000-bee-deaths


And the Oregonian now says they have determined that yes, Safari on the trees was the culprit. They were spraying to control aphids.

I hope they fine them the maximum -- per tree.
 
2013-06-22 02:02:20 AM
The vast majority of "landscapers" that I've met know nothing about plants never mind the surrounding ecology. I'm not surprised.
 
2013-06-22 02:03:00 AM
I am so glad my job doesn't require counting how many dead insects are lying in a parking lot.
 
2013-06-22 02:05:11 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: skinink: "But state investigators say they won't blame the landscapers until they have investigated other pesticide applications in the area.

"[The landscapers] made a huge mistake, but unfortunately this is not that uncommon,""
WTH? Maybe I should become a contractor for spraying insecticide. Then kill off the bees even though their numbers are decreasing annually. Then shrug my shoulders and say "well, this type of mistake is not that uncommon."

Maybe the act isn't that uncommon, but the magnitude was. Local news said this was the largest single incident of bee deaths in the US.


Exterminators routinely kill lots more honeybees in a single hive.   25,000 bumblebees is unusual because they don't form hives of 60,000 or so. Usually, a bumblebee nest harbors fewer than  50 bees.
 
2013-06-22 02:08:29 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Lenny_da_Hog: skinink: "But state investigators say they won't blame the landscapers until they have investigated other pesticide applications in the area.

"[The landscapers] made a huge mistake, but unfortunately this is not that uncommon,""
WTH? Maybe I should become a contractor for spraying insecticide. Then kill off the bees even though their numbers are decreasing annually. Then shrug my shoulders and say "well, this type of mistake is not that uncommon."

Maybe the act isn't that uncommon, but the magnitude was. Local news said this was the largest single incident of bee deaths in the US.

Exterminators routinely kill lots more honeybees in a single hive.   25,000 bumblebees is unusual because they don't form hives of 60,000 or so. Usually, a bumblebee nest harbors fewer than  50 bees.


*bumblebee
 
2013-06-22 02:09:43 AM
24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-06-22 02:09:50 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: I hope they fine them the maximum -- per tree.


I'm about as anti-hippy and SaveTheX as a person can possibly get.

That said, fark these guys. Make an example of the company, if not the dumb workers following orders(but fire them at least).

Bees are actually very important.
 
2013-06-22 02:11:13 AM

Lenny_da_Hog: T Baggins: More recent news stories said they've been wrapping the pesticide-treated blooming trees with netting to thwart insects still trying to get at them. Pics included at http://www.kptv.com/story/22657865/trees-at-target-store-get-mesh-cov e ring-after-50000-bee-deaths

And the Oregonian now says they have determined that yes, Safari on the trees was the culprit. They were spraying to control aphids.

I hope they fine them the maximum -- per tree.


IDK why it may take four months to determine if the stuff was applied according to manufacturer's instructions.  We already know the label says, "do not apply to blooming  plants."
 
2013-06-22 02:11:56 AM

BarkingUnicorn: Lenny_da_Hog: T Baggins: More recent news stories said they've been wrapping the pesticide-treated blooming trees with netting to thwart insects still trying to get at them. Pics included at http://www.kptv.com/story/22657865/trees-at-target-store-get-mesh-cov e ring-after-50000-bee-deaths

And the Oregonian now says they have determined that yes, Safari on the trees was the culprit. They were spraying to control aphids.

I hope they fine them the maximum -- per tree.

IDK why it may take four months to determine if the stuff was applied according to manufacturer's instructions.  We already know the label says, "do not apply to blooming  plants."


It's probably written in English.
 
2013-06-22 02:12:53 AM
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