State looks at poison in latest Ore. bee die-off

State looks at poison in latest Ore. bee die-off

Credit: Hova Najarian, Oregon Zoo

State looks at poison in latest Ore. bee die-off

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by Associated Press

NWCN.com

Posted on June 20, 2014 at 11:17 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 20 at 11:25 AM

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- The state Department of Agriculture is investigating a bee die-off at a Eugene apartment complex where a tree care company sprayed linden trees Tuesday for and aphid infestation.

Investigators Wednesday found hundreds of dead bublebees and honeybees.

Spokesman Bruce Pokarney told The Register-Guard the company apparently used the same insecticide that killed thousands of bees last June around a Wilsonville store parking lot.

The investigation will determine whether the tree service company will be fined.

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