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Reader Input: Forage plot superior to water-hog lawn

The Auburn Journal reported an important story on April 9 concerning ways Placer County Supervisors seek ways to conserve water use (“Placer County water concerns on uptick i ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Commonly used pesticide linked to bee deaths

Question: I’ve heard much about the possible extinction of bees. Any recent news on this subject? Answer: The University of California’s March 2014 issue of “Re ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Take proactive approach to bee-friendly gardening

Question: I am concerned about all the news stories and other related rumors about disappearing and dying bees. How true is this situation and what is the cause? How can we as home ...

Reader Input: EPA inaction killing our bees

We have heard a great deal of news over the years about the shrinking bee population. Two new studies released in late March add to the solid body of scientific evidence showing th ...

Ask the Master Gardener: Befriend bees by making the garden a buzz-friendly place

Question: A few years back I heard that the bee colonies were collapsing all over the world, but lately there has been no news. Is it better? What can I personally do to increase t ...

Apiology expert offers heads-up on bee health

He’s spoken on national television networks and at international conferences on bee pollination. Randy Oliver returns to Auburn at 7 p.m. Friday to speak in Unity of Auburn’s a ...

Ask the Master Gardeners: Temperature, humidity, smog can cause problems when growing tomatoes

Question: My tomatoes this year are flowering but producing no fruit. I have also noticed that the bees seem to be absent. Is this why I am not getting any fruit? Answer: There ...