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Dozens Attend Funeral For Bees

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By Paul Johnson

Wilsonville, Oregon (CNN) - A funeral for bees took place in Oregon on Sunday.
That's right, bees.
Several people spoke and many wrote down prayers for the bees on pieces of paper.
Dozens of people attended the funeral outside a target in Wilsonville.
More than 50-thousand bees dropped dead outside the store last month.
It's believed they were killed from exposure to a common insecticide.
One of the memorial organizers said they want to get the message out that bees are vital to humans.
He said without bees, there would not be pollination and thus we wouldn't have many of the foods we eat on a daily basis.
In response to the deaths, the state has temporarily banned the use of 18 pesticides on all plants and trees.
The Oregon department of agriculture is investigating whether the pesticides that killed the bees were used improperly.


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