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Old 05-28-2015, 03:55 PM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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How do you feel about this? At Home Depot they are selling these bedding plants. We know this is contributing to bee colony collapse. Be careful what you buy.
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Old 05-28-2015, 06:11 PM
 
Location: NC
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What is the pesticide ingredient used? If it is one that is applied to the soil and taken up via the roots, it either will be gone via metabolism by the time the flowers arrive, or, it wil be one that is not transported into the flower. If the pesticide does not reach the flower it will never be in the pollen and the bees will never even contact it. Plus, most pesticides do not affect bees in the first place.
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