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Bee deaths lead to more questions than answers
Long after life returns to normal and the netting comes off the trees in the Target parking lot in Wilsonville, researchers will still be conducting tests and research to learn more about the massive bee die-off that started June 15 after 55 trees were treated with a pesticide.
For Oregon State University Extension Entomologist Sujaya Rao, an expert on bumblebees and native bees, the work has only begun.
Rao has been back to the parking lot several times since the dying bees were first discovered. The good news is that though dead bees are collecting inside of the nets, no new significant deaths are being found on the ground.