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A local conservation group is helping lead an effort to put more regulations on domestic bumblebee shipments.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting the use of two pesticide ingredients implicated in the deaths of more than 50,000 bumblebees earlier this year.
In response to a massive bee die-off last summer, an Oregon lawmaker is proposing restrictions on household use of four pesticides that pose a risk to bees.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plans to eliminate the use of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region by 2016.
News | local | OPB News BlogJune 19, 2014 2:09 p.m.
Headlines for Thursday, June 19: If the Highway Trust Fund ends, Oregon will miss out on $470 million in funds for highway programs, a wildfire near Hood River covers about 12 acres, and investigators probe a Eugene bee "die-off."
Beeswax Ship; Electric Drag Racing; Native Bumblebees