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Articles tagged honeybees

Aug. 11, 2014, 3:51 p.m.

The Perilous Life Of A Professional Honeybee

Scientists say exposure to pesticides is just one of many hazards honeybees face, but they're working to find out just how big a role it plays in their overall decline.

July 29, 2014, 1:54 p.m.

Tests On Bees From Mass Die-Off Nearly Done

After an initial delay, the Oregon Department of Agriculture has begun testing bees collected at four Clackamas County sites where entire colonies were found dead last month, ODA spokesman Bruce Pokarney said.

April 30, 2014, 11:45 a.m.

Growers Tell Congress Pesticide Ban Won't Solve Bee Problems

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.

April 22, 2014, 4:37 p.m.

Investigators Link Bee Die-Off To Unauthorized Hives In Oregon

Investigators have discovered 30 unauthorized commercial honeybee hives near the site of a large bee die-off in Sherwood southwest of Portland.

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. 13, 2013, 6:27 a.m.

Seattle Garden Project Sheds Light On The Decline of Bumblebees

A group of Seattle gardeners are in the midst of a bee experiment that requires tomato plants and tuning forks. The results could shed light on what a future could look like without bumblebees.

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.

Sept. 24, 2012, 7:50 p.m.

'Zombee' Sequel: Honeybees Victimized in Washington State

Three weeks after an Oregon State University scientist discovered the first case of a honeybee in the Northwest to be infected by a "zombie fly," researchers in Washington determine the presence of "Zombees" there, too.

Sept. 4, 2012, 5:09 p.m.

Latest Threat To Honeybees: Attack Of The Zombie Flies

Honeybees were already facing colony collapse in the Northwest when a researcher discovered the first to fall victim to a new horror: the zombie fly.

May 1, 2012, 5 a.m.

Borrow A Bee And Your Honey Is Free

Winnie the Pooh’s not alone in wanting the honey without the work. Urban beekeeping companies will bring bee hives to your house and leave them there for a while. You get a cut of the honey, and the chance to learn how to manage bees yourself. And if you want the bees to stick around, there’s an option to buy. **UPDATE: video added 5/3/12.**

March 26, 2012, 6:23 p.m.

Beekeepers Try Cold Storage To Stave Off Colony Collapse

The mysterious disappearance of honeybees known as colony collapse disorder continues to be an issue for farmers across the country. As scientists study why this is happening, one Yakima area farmer thinks he may have a solution for at least one of the possible caus

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