GloryBee Foods Hosts Bee Weekend

EUGENE, Ore. — Veteran and novice beekeepers are coming together this weekend for GloryBee Foods Annual Bee Weekend. The GloryBee Foods parking lot just off Highway 99 was filled with vendors and visitors for the 40th year. There are demonstrations and you can try some free honey. Organizers say it’s a great opportunity to learn … 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.

Vets See Increase in Canine Patients

EUGENE, Ore. — All this hot weather has been keeping vets extra busy. Doctors at the Eugene Animal Hospital and the 24-hour Emergency Veterinary Hospital have seen an increase in four-legged patients. They’ve been treating a lot of dogs with heat-related problems, like exhaustion and heat stress, but also bee stings. “Bee stings are common … Continue reading »

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 »

Residents Fight Livestock Ordinance

JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — A 40-year oldĀ ordinance is at the center of controversy in Junction City. It bans residents from owning animals like chickens and ducks and it has residents crying foul. Now, they’re taking their fight to the web, by creating a campaign on Facebook. They call themselves the Backyard Farming Coalition. On the … Continue reading »

Eugene Approves Urban Animals

EUGENE, Ore. — Country living is coming to the city of Eugene. City councilors approved an ordinance Wednesday, allowing more urban animals. The council voted six to one to allow Eugene homeowners to own a restricted group of farm animals. Now the task is to educate those aspiring urban farmers and try and keep non-farming … Continue reading »

Council to Vote on Urban Animal Keeping

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene city councilors will likely make a decision on the urban animal keeping ordinance Wednesday. The current proposal would allow for people to have more chickens, goats and bee hives, among other animals. According to the agenda item, for development sites less than 20,000 square feet, the ordinance would do the following: … Continue reading »