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Saturday, October 19, 2019  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883
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Bioengineering advances at WSU could help save honey bees

Researchers at Washington State University may be able to help save honey bees by introducing microparticles to the bees’ digestive system that absorb harmful toxins found in pesticides.

Bee study: Common pesticide appears to harm sperm

A new study finds that a commonly used class of insecticides called neonicotinoids kills much of the sperm created by male drone honeybees, one reason why the bees are dwindling.

Honeybees get new homes, new jobs at the Washington state governor’s mansion

Two swarms of honeybees got new homes and a new job Wednesday on the governor’s mansion lawn.

Washington Capitol soon to be home to 30,000 honeybees

About 30,000 European honeybees will arrive at the Washington state Capitol next week.

Spin Control: Something rare from a politician: A sincere apology

OLYMPIA – In the Legislature, if there is a corollary to the rule “one good turn deserves another,” it is “one stupid thing begets another.” So it was late last …

Spokane City Council approves food truck compromise law

The Spokane City Council unanimously approved a compromise law that sets up new regulations for food trucks operating on city streets and parking spaces. The rules allow food truck operators …

Spokane City Council aims to protect honeybees

The same Spokane City Council that legalized the raising of small farm animals in March is now taking aim at protecting honeybees. Council President Ben Stuckart has introduced an ordinance …

To local man, benefits of bees abound

Bees, not yellow jackets, but hardworking humble honeybees, used to be taken for granted. Until a couple of decades ago, farmers and gardeners simply planted their crop and assumed bees …

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 …