Archive for June, 2007

D’s support bees

Published on June 29, 2007

Portland Business Journal – June 29, 2007 Rep. Earl Blumenauer, D-Oregon, and Rep. Alcee Hastings, D-Florida have introduced a bill to make pollinator conservation an overarching priority in conservation programs administered through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The Pollinator Habitat Protection Act of 2007 comes in the wake of a spate of mysterious European honeybee Read more …

Farmers feel sting of honeybee epidemic

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Sustainable Industries by Amy Westervelt – 6.29.07 PORTLAND – Cheap honey imports have whittled away at the U.S. honey market for years, according to Mace Vaughan, conservation director for the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. And because there’s little profit in honey, most beekeepers make their money by providing pollination services for farmers, he says. Read more …