There is a national effort to help rebuild the monarch butterfly population, and it is starting here in Minnesota. The number of monarchs has decreased by more than 90 percent since the 1990s, which is mostly due to the use of pesticides and weed killer.
Pesticides and loss of habitat are having an impact on monarch butterflies and honeybees around the world. The insects are dying off in large numbers.
After working on Bar Bell Bee Ranch, owned by her aunt and uncle, Kristy Allen decided to combine her two favorite things –bees and biking – to create her own business.
A new trend in gardening is generating a buzz. More growers and gardeners are moving away from chemicals and insecticides that are hurting or killing bees.
The EPA now considers poor indoor air quality to be a top risk to public health.
As farmers get underway with their spring planting, some bee farmers in Minnesota are already counting their losses. In the last couple days one major producer reported that thousands of honey bees suddenly died.
The Minnesota Supreme Court says pesticide chemicals that drift from one farm to another do not constitute trespassing under the law, reversing an appeals court decision that found otherwise.
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Beekeepers say a new pesticide is killing bees. A group is asking the EPA to do more testing before using the pesticide, which was approved in 2003.
The Minnesota Court of Appeals says it can count as trespass under the law when pesticide drifts from one farm to another.