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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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …


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 …