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Salem-News.com (Aug-11-2014 14:05)

Oregon Bee Deaths Not From Pesticides

In addition, Oregon State University examined bee samples from Clackamas County for pests and disease.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Bee Deaths Laboratory analysis of dead honeybee samples taken from hives in Clackamas County this summer show no detection of pesticides.

According to the Oregon Department of Agriculture, which conducted the testing and analysis, other factors are likely to be responsible for the death of thousands of bees from colonies owned by four local beekeepers.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-30-2014 20:39)

1 in 5 Honeybee Hives in Oregon Did Not Survive Winter

Nationally, commercial beekeepers reported a 23.2 percent decline last winter.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Honey Bees More than one in five commercial honeybee hives in Oregon did not survive last winter, continuing a financially challenging trend for professional beekeepers.

Oregon beekeepers reported a 21.1 percent loss in colonies of the crucial crop pollinators.

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Salem-News.com (Jun-27-2014 07:30)

New Pesticide Rule Hopes to Help Oregon Bee Deaths

The temporary rule, which goes into effect immediately, will be enforced for 180 days.

(SALEM, Ore. ) - Oregon Bee Deaths The Oregon Department of Agriculture is taking additional steps to protect bees and other pollinators from exposure to specific pesticide products following multiple incidents of bee deaths this summer.

In adopting a temporary rule, ODA is prohibiting the use of pesticide products containing the active ingredients dinotefuran and imidacloprid on linden trees or other species of Tilia.

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