50,000 bees dead after pesticide use in Oregon

Bee deathWith the ever growing concern about the devastation of the bee population, this story from today’s news takes it from bad to worse.

An estimated 50,000 bumblebees, possibly representing more than 300 colonies, were found dead or dying in the parking lot of a shopping mall in Wilsonville, Oregon. Authorities confirmed Friday that the massive bee die-off was caused by the use of a neonicotinoid pesticide, dinotefuran, on nearby trees. Then on Saturday, it was reported by The Oregonian that what could be hundreds of bees were found dead after a similar pesticide use in the neighboring town of Hillsboro.

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Keep summer skin soft with Vermont Soap’s organic moisturizers

Vt. Soap's ChocoLuscious picSunshine and outdoor fun are the season’s watchwords. But your skin can be a summer casualty. Vermont Soapworks, whose products I’ve written about in the past, has two great moisturizers that can bring summer skin back to smooth silky touchability.

To have beautiful young looking skin into your middle age and beyond, it’s important to put natural oil on your skin from time to time, said Larry Plesent, Vermont Soap’s founder, owner and chief formulator.

Two of his newest products are Unscented Green Gold Herbal Moisturizer and Choco-Luscious Skin Smoothie.

For more on these effective organic moisturizers and this top quality company, see http://bit.ly/12eyeS4.