Bees and Pollinators

Lynn Ketchum

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Bees in the Garden: Update from the OSU Garden Ecology Lab

This webinar is part of the 2018 series of Advanced Training Webinars for Master Gardeners sponsored by Oregon State University Extension.

By Gail Langellotto

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Beekeeping Apiculture

Various aspects of beekeeping or apiculture, including state inspection programs, beginning basics, income sources and budgets, insurance, Africanized bees, organic certification, and various bee pests and diseases.

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Mason Bees as an Alternative

Since 1994 wild honey bee populations have been devastated by two species of parasitic mites. Many domesticated honey bee colonies have also been lost.

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Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds

Jun 7, 2018
New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.

By Chris Branam
Jun 7, 2018

News Story

Protecting bees from pesticides: Now there’s an app for that

Apr 8, 2016
Farmers and beekeepers can now look up pesticide tables on their smartphones

By Gail Wells
Apr 8, 2016

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