Gallery: Oregon Temporarily Bans Pesticides to Investigate Bee Deaths

 

Oregon bees can breathe a little easier for the next six months. After a recent spraying of the Safari insecticide apparently killed tens of thousands of bees in a Target parking lot in Wilsonville, officials have responded by banning the pesticide for the next six months. The Oregon Department of Agriculture also banned any pesticides containing dinotefuran neonicotinoids across the state.

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  1. knitter July 3, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    Predatory wasps or Lady beetles would be a better solution, for bees and humans.

  2. rick suddes July 3, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    We all need to protect BEES first!

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