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 »

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 »

In the Garden: Mason Bees

EUGENE, Ore. — Every garden needs a pollinator, like the mason bee. Two or three mason bees can do the same amount of pollination as about 120 honey bees, said Caleb Johnson of Johnson Brothers Greenhouses. The reason for that is honey bees kind of accidentally pollinate. They jump from flower to flower, kind of … Continue reading »