The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to eliminate the use of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region by 2016.
Home gardeners unwittingly may be exposing bees and other pollinators to a class of insecticides that has been increasingly linked to their deaths, according to a new study by environmental groups.
Hundreds of bumblebees are dying in Eugene, and a longtime tree spray company faces investigation by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.
Oregon lawmakers will not restrict pesticides suspected of causing bumblebee die-offs in Wilsonville and Hillsboro last summer.
This week, Oregon may join Washington in backing away from a proposal to protect bees by restricting certain pesticides.
Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of two pesticide ingredients implicated in the deaths of more than 50,000 bumblebees earlier this year.
A new study shows that diesel exhaust might be preventing honeybees from finding the plants they want to pollinate.
A look at some efforts to help declining bumblebee populations in the region.
A six-week survey of bumblebee species in Oregon's Mount Hood National Forest has produced an encouraging find — a dozen of the increasingly rare western bumblebees.
Northwest beekeepers are applauding the EPA for requiring certain pesticides to carry a clearer warning label to prevent home gardeners and farmers from inadvertently harming beneficial pollinators, like bees.
Confirmation that an insecticide led to a massif die-off of bumble bees in Wilsonville, Ore. provides momentum to ban its use elsewhere.
The Xerces Society has confirmed the thousands of dead bees found Monday in a Wilsonville, Ore. parking lot died from pesticide poisoning.
Washington considers limiting use of some pesticides to address concerns about impacts on honey bees. Beekeepers have been plagued by unexplained die-offs in their hives.
This week EarthFix brings you stories about the face-off between wind and hydropower in OR, rare earth minerals in Idaho and how to borrow-a-bee and help urban pollination. Host Ashley Ahearn also checks in with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to find out who got busted, hint: it involves rattlesnakes.
A question regarding bee-keeping in the city is up for discussion in Ashland, the home of the Shakespeare Festival.