honeybees http://klcc.org en Another Large Bee Die-off Attributed to Pesticides http://klcc.org/post/another-large-bee-die-attributed-pesticides <p>Several hundred honey bees and bumblebees died at a Eugene apartment complex Tuesday after trees on the property were sprayed with pesticides. The state is investigating.</p><p></p><p></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:23:52 +0000 Rachael McDonald 15913 at http://klcc.org Another Large Bee Die-off Attributed to Pesticides Beekeeper Removes Swarm From Behind KLCC http://klcc.org/post/beekeeper-removes-swarm-behind-klcc <p></p><p></p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:10:39 +0000 Rachael McDonald 12754 at http://klcc.org Beekeeper Removes Swarm From Behind KLCC Beautiful Bee Photos Part of First Friday Art in Eugene http://klcc.org/post/beautiful-bee-photos-part-first-friday-art-eugene <p></p><p><br />Honeybees are in peril because of disease and pesticides. A photo contest celebrating bees will be on display during the first Friday Artwalk in Eugene Friday evening.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 20:47:39 +0000 Rachael McDonald 11094 at http://klcc.org Beautiful Bee Photos Part of First Friday Art in Eugene Local Beekeepers Leading The Way For Colony Collapse Research http://klcc.org/post/local-beekeepers-leading-way-colony-collapse-research <p>Lane County is leading the nation in its treatment of bees. With recent local and state legislation and a growing interest in backyard hives, local bee advocates are in position to steer the national discussion.</p><p></p> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:35:00 +0000 Karen Richards 10724 at http://klcc.org Local Beekeepers Leading The Way For Colony Collapse Research Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants. http://klcc.org/post/major-retailers-be-asked-stop-selling-pesticides-garden-plants <p>Valentine's Day celebrates the "birds and the bees." Lately, bees have not been doing so well. Saturday, thousands of people in five cities including Eugene will ask major retailers to remove certain pesticides and garden plants, blamed for killing bee populations.</p><p>Supporters want major retailers Home Depot and Lowes to stop selling pesticides and garden plants containing neonicotinoids . The chemical is used to fight aphids and other leaf eating insects. Lisa Arkin of the environmental group Beyond Toxics says neonicotinoids are found in the soil of plants sold at those stores.</p> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:03:39 +0000 Desmond O'Boyle 8244 at http://klcc.org Major Retailers To Be Asked To Stop Selling Pesticides, Garden Plants.