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Is there a bee-safe way to protect fruit trees from insects?

I have honeybees at my dad's house. He wants to spray his fruit trees with Bonide complete tree spray. I don't think I can talk him out of it. Is there any way to minimize the damage? I told him he needs to mow so there are no dandelions or anything they are foraging on anywhere near, and to do it...

By Anna Ashby | Featured Question

Honey bee colony loss, herbicide related?

Greetings, I lost 16 out of 20 honey bee hives in Summer Lake valley between October and December of 2018, all were strong hives with at least a deep hive body of surplus honey stores. another beekeeper in the valley lost all of his hives, same scenario, they did not die in the hive. Need to chat...

By Andony Melathopoulos, | Featured Question

When should I release the Monarchs?

I am planning to be able to release Monarch butterflies, but need to know when the proper time for doing this in Salem. Can you find this information for me?

By Stuart Reitz | Featured Question

Is neem oil toxic to bees?

Is the product, NEEM toxic to bees?

By Carolyn Breece | Featured Question

Extraterrestrial dwellings? Zombie shelters? What are these blue sheds facing the sunrise?

There is a chunk of farmland between Ontario and Vale that has a number of small, blue shacks on it (mostly on the north side of Hwy 20). Driving past (at highway speeds) we could not figure out what they were for. They appear to be all opening to the same direction (southeast) and are empty, or...

By Bill Buhrig | Featured Question

Bee my Valentine?

I am interested in starting my own honey bee hive on my property. I am surrounded by orchards and small patches of blueberries. I am looking for good research material, there are lots of books and lots of web sites but what is real and what is just color wash to sell a book. I graduated in...

By Carolyn Breece | Featured Question