Oregon Restricts Pesticide Use

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting pesticide use, specifically ones believed to have kill thousands of bees during the summer. In June more than 50,000 bees were found dead in Wilsonville and later, hundreds in Hillsboro. Some activists with the Eugene organization Beyond Toxics were in Salem on Thursday. They say … Continue reading »

Advocates to Ask for Pesticide Ban

SALEM, Ore. — Lawmakers will be hearing from scientists Thursday, about pesticides and their effect on bees. Bee keepers and those in the agricultural business will be at the special legislative session. They’re asking for a ban against pesticides thought to kill bees. Bee advocates say they’ll be delivering a petition that has 12,000 signatures … Continue reading »

Researchers Creating Bee Sensor

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University recently received a half-million dollar grant, allowing them to develop a sensor to track bumblebees. Entomologists say pet-owners put microchips in cats and dogs in case they get lost, and now, a similar idea will help them track bumblebees. The grant project is a partnership between entomologists … Continue reading »

In the Garden: Attracting Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Bees can be a great help when it comes to growing your garden. Caleb Johnson from Johnson Brothers Greenhouses shows us some easy ways to keep you garden buzzing.

Bee Weekend Buzzing with Activity

EUGENE, Ore. — GloryBee’s 38th annual Bee Weekend kicked off Friday, and it was buzzing with activity. The two-day event offers live hive demonstrations, food from local companies and an array of honey to sample. While the event is fun and flavorful, GloryBee is also doing its part by donating 1 percent of all the … Continue reading »

The Buzz on Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Interest in backyard beekeeping is growing. More urban farmers are setting up hives, benefiting from bees pollinating plants and flowers plus the honey. If anyone is interested in becoming a backyard beekeeper, they can attend Glorybee Foods’ 38th Annual Bee Weekend. Alan Turnaski, Vice President of Glorybee, join KEZI 9 News live … Continue reading »

Healthy Bees Create Healthy Gardens

EUGENE, Ore. — Along with warmer weather and spring flowers come the honey bees. An effort is under way in Eugene to provide them with a healthy environment. The honey bees are buzzing, and in one Eugene neighborhood they’re thriving, thanks to the neighbors like Beth Little. There’s a bee hive is in her yard. … Continue reading »

Bees Create Liquid Gold

EUGENE, Ore. — Backyard beekeepers are seeing gold–honey gold. This is the time of year to extract it. Bees have been busy this summer collecting pollen. Outside the Hornadays’ home in Eugene, they don’t need to travel far. There are plenty of flowers, fruit trees and hives, including a natural hive nestled in a fig … Continue reading »

The Buzz on Backyard Beekeeping

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s a buzz in Lane County, and it’s all about the bees. More people are showing an interest in backyard beekeeping, like Dave Weber. Despite being retired, he’s busier than ever. It all started four years ago. He planted about 140 vines for making wine. He also invested in chickens. “We get … Continue reading »