Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

Steve Mullensky/for Peninsula Daily News

PHOTO: Bringing bees attention in Jefferson County

Raymond Kingfisher, front, of the Northern Cheyenne tribe in Montana, leads a protest march of about 30 people from Port Townsend’s Haller Fountain to Pope Marine Park on Sunday to hold a funeral for bees killed by the spraying of pesticides and to call attention to the importance of bees in the human food chain.

In the center, Pam Keeley and Ellen O’Shea of the Jefferson County Environmental Coalition help carry the last beehive from Eaglemount Farm.

The farm lost more than 10,000 bees due to spraying of pesticides by Pope Resources, according to O’Shea. Pope Resources disputes the claim that the company is responsible.

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