Bees Becoming Target for Thieves

FRESNO COUNTY, Calif. (CNN) — Buzzing bees are music to a farmer’s ears this time of year. Beehives are seen in groves of fruit and nut trees across the Central Valley. Fresno County Ag Crimes detectives say they’re also the target of thieves. “Recently we had two rather significant thefts of beehives. One occurred in … Continue reading »

Exterminators Respond to Yellow Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The hot, dry weather we’re seeing is the perfect breeding ground for yellow jackets and wasps. Researchers at Oregon State’s Department of Horticulture say this year is very similar to last year. They’ve taken quite a few calls this month for bald faced hornets in the Corvallis area. “The yellow jacket activity … Continue reading »

“Bee-Friendly” Plants May Harm Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — A new report found so-called “bee friendly” plants that are on sale at Lowe’s, Walmart and Home Depot may actually be harming bees. The study was released by Friends of the Earth and allies, including Beyond Toxics. Researchers found 51 percent of garden plant samples purchased at top garden retailers in 18 … Continue reading »

Bee Die-Off Trees Covered

Eugene, Ore.– The spray company under fire for spraying illegal pesticides on trees and killing off thousands of bees is working with the Oregon Department of Agriculture to fix the problem. Glass Tree Care and Spray Service is in the process of covering 17 linden trees with nets on Jacobs Lane in West Eugene. The nets will … Continue reading »

State Investigating Eugene Bee Deaths

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is investigating why hundreds of bees are dying in a west Eugene neighborhood. Bee advocates say something needs to be done soon to prevent more insect deaths. Glass Tree Care and Spray Service says it performed tree maintenance on Jacobs Lane. In a statement, the company says … Continue reading »

Eugene Named “Most Bee Friendly City”

EUGENE, Ore. — Washington Park in Eugene played host to a buzzworthy celebration Saturday afternoon. “We’re here to celebrate the fact that Eugene has been voted ‘America’s Most Bee Friendly City,’” said Lisa Arkin. Arkin is the director of Beyond Toxics, a local non-profit that teaches about the dangers of toxics in the environment. She … Continue reading »

Interview: Beyond Toxics Bee-Fest

EUGENE, Ore. — Eugene was recently ranked the bee-friendliest city in the U.S. for its efforts to prevent bee deaths. An action-packed event called Bee-Fest takes place Saturday to celebrate. It’s all put on by Beyond Toxics. Christine Cameron joined us live in the studio for KEZI 9 News This Morning to tell us more. … Continue reading »

Dead Bees Found

SHERWOOD, Ore. — A creepy sight in Sherwood this weekend, thousands of dead honey bees were found on a busy street. The bees were found along Highway 99 West Sunday afternoon. Many people driving through the area saw the dying insects and wondered if it’s another insecticide problem. Last year, thousands of dead bumblebees were … Continue reading »

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.

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