EUGENE, Ore. – A Eugene tree care company is getting its license taken away after nearly 1,000 bees were found dead near an apartment complex in west Eugene.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture says Glass Tree Care and Spray Service used pesticides that were banned last year on linden trees on Jacobs Lane this week.
The state says hundreds of bees died because of the highly toxic product.
The company must retake and pass exams and provide a written plan on how it will bring its policies up to standard in order to get a license reinstated.
Oregon State University is monitoring the trees and will decide if steps need to be taken so more bees aren’t impacted.