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 »

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