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25,000 bumble bees killed in Oregon parking lot

WILSONVILLE, Ore. — Oregon officials say a pesticide is to blame for the deaths of an estimated 25,000 bumble bees in a shopping center parking lot.

The state Department of Agriculture said Friday that tests on bees and foliage showed the deaths are ‘‘directly related to a pesticide application on linden trees’’ that was meant to control aphids.

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