bees en A Week To Celebrate Pollinators <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>How much of what we take for granted in the plant world would disappear without pollinators?&nbsp;</p><p>We probably don't want to find out.&nbsp;</p><p>Problems with bee colony die-offs in recent years pointed out the many things bees and other pollinators make possible.&nbsp;</p><p>Those accomplishments are celebrated during<a href="" target="_blank"><strong> Pollinator Week</strong></a> this week.&nbsp; Wed, 18 Jun 2014 17:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 14260 at A Week To Celebrate Pollinators Eugene Takes Action On Pesticides <p></p><p>It's not easy to say "neonicotinoid pesticide," perhaps harder still to pass legislation regulating it.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>The Oregon Legislature backed off new regulations on the pesticides, opting instead for further study and a task force.&nbsp;</p><p>This is the class of pesticides blamed for a major bee kill near Portland in Summer 2013.&nbsp; Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:10:20 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 8748 at Eugene Takes Action On Pesticides Trying To Turn Bee Concern Into Legislation <p></p><p>The killing of tens of thousands of bees in the Portland area last year sparked widespread concern about the use of pesticides.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>And the concern translated to regulation, but so far, no legislation.&nbsp; A bill to toughen up some pesticide laws just got watered down in the Oregon legislature. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 18:10:30 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 7949 at Trying To Turn Bee Concern Into Legislation Campaigning For A Ban On Neonicotinoids <p></p><p>The bodies of 50,000 dead bees no longer litter the parking lot of a Portland-area shopping center.</p><p></p><p>But the impact of last June's bee kill is still being felt.&nbsp; Wed, 20 Nov 2013 23:27:00 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 3366 at Campaigning For A Ban On Neonicotinoids Being Good To The Bees <p></p><p></p><p>The recent pesticide-caused bee deaths in northern Oregon underscored the importance of bees to agriculture… and so to us and our food supply.&nbsp; No education on this point is necessary for the people at <a href="" target="_blank"><strong>Wild Bee International</strong></a> in Eagle Point.&nbsp; You'll hear about the group's work with bees, and what it hopes to accomplish for bees and all of us who depend upon them.&nbsp; Other beekeepers and bee fans join in the discussion. Fri, 06 Sep 2013 17:55:15 +0000 Geoffrey Riley & Charlotte Duren 194 at Being Good To The Bees