The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is eliminating the use of bee-harming pesticides on refuges in the Pacific region. One likely exception? Invasive crazy ants that attack nesting seabirds.
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.
Instead of banning the neonicotinoid class of pesticides, Congress should follow Oregon's example and use a collaborative and science-based approach to improving honeybee health, the executive director of the Oregon Association of Nurseries said.
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.
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.