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Articles tagged bees

July 15, 2014, 2:23 p.m.

Feds Phase Out Bee-Harming Pesticides In Northwest Wildlife Refuges

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.

June 26, 2014, 8:29 a.m.

Study: 'Bee-Friendly' Plants Could Put Pollinators At Risk

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.

June 20, 2014, 11:34 a.m.

Oregon Studies Bee Die-Off After Tree Spraying

Hundreds of bumblebees are dying in Eugene, and a longtime tree spray company faces investigation by the Oregon Department of Agriculture.

Feb. 25, 2014, 7:38 a.m.

Oregon Legislature Passes Bill To Protect Bees

Oregon lawmakers will not restrict pesticides suspected of causing bumblebee die-offs in Wilsonville and Hillsboro last summer.

Feb. 11, 2014, 7:48 a.m.

Oregon Lawmakers Back Away From Bill To Restrict Some Pesticides

This week, Oregon may join Washington in backing away from a proposal to protect bees by restricting certain pesticides.

Nov. 22, 2013, 12:04 p.m.

Artists Tell Stories Of Dead Bees

Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.

Nov. 22, 2013, 7:31 a.m.

Oregon Restricts Pesticides Responsible For Bee Die-offs

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.

Oct. 9, 2013, 9:47 a.m.

Air Pollution Might Be Giving Bees A Stuffy Nose

A new study shows that diesel exhaust might be preventing honeybees from finding the plants they want to pollinate.

Sept. 19, 2013, 11:57 a.m.

Efforts To Help Bumblebees

A look at some efforts to help declining bumblebee populations in the region.

Sept. 19, 2013, 7:15 a.m.

Ore. Survey Finds Rare Western Bumblebees

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.

Aug. 19, 2013, 6 a.m.

Controversial Insecticides To Carry Clearer Warnings To Protect Bees

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.

June 21, 2013, 4:57 p.m.

NW Non-Profit Works To Ban Pesticide Responsible For Major Bee Die-Off

Confirmation that an insecticide led to a massif die-off of bumble bees in Wilsonville, Ore. provides momentum to ban its use elsewhere.

June 20, 2013, 9 a.m.

Xerces Society: Wilsonville Bees Died From Pesticide Poisoning

The Xerces Society has confirmed the thousands of dead bees found Monday in a Wilsonville, Ore. parking lot died from pesticide poisoning.

May 2, 2013, 10:30 a.m.

Washington State Pressed To Save Honey Bees By Restricting Pesticides

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.

May 3, 2012, 4 p.m.

Your Weekly EarthFix: Wind vs. Hydropower, Rare Earth and Borrowing Bees

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.

March 26, 2012, 12:43 p.m.

To Bee Or Not To Bee? That Is Ashland's Question

A question regarding bee-keeping in the city is up for discussion in Ashland, the home of the Shakespeare Festival.