Stories tagged: colony collapse disorder
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
Good news for bees as numbers rise and mystery malady wanes
The number of U.S. honeybees, a critical component to agricultural production, rose in 2017 from a year earlier, and deaths of the insects attributed to a mysterious malady that’s affected …
Mon., July 25, 2016, 5 p.m.
Local novice beekeepers do their part to fight colony collapse
Hundreds of local residents are taking beekeeping classes at the Spokane County Washington State University Extension in hopes of pollinating their gardens, having access to fresh honey or combating honey …
Sun., May 31, 2015
Huckleberries: Steve Adams’ principles trumps his electorate’s needs
Councilman Steve Adams of Coeur d’Alene continues to provide evidence that rigid ideology can be harmful to a community’s health. For almost four years, conservative hard-liner Adams has voted against …
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
In the Garden: Avoid pesticides to help protect pollinators
If you sit quietly in the middle of your garden, you will witness an incredible amount of activity. I’m not talking about other people in your garden, but rather, the …
Thu., Aug. 6, 2009
Honeybee ailment could be losing its sting
Washington State University researchers on the trail of a mysterious honeybee killer have narrowed the list of contributors to two: a microscopic pathogen and pesticides. “We are getting closer to …