Bees and Pollinators

Lynn Ketchum

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Honey Bees & Pollinator Health

A list of resources about honey bees, beekeeping, and pollinator health.

By Ramesh Sagili, Andony Melathopoulos, Gail Langellotto | Collection

Tree School Clackamas teaches love for the land

Educational event draws hundreds from woodland community in Clackamas County and beyond.

By Glenn Ahrens, Rose Clarke, Michael Bondi, Kimberly Jacobsen Nelson | Article

Is there a bee-safe way to protect fruit trees from insects?

I have honeybees at my dad's house. He wants to spray his fruit trees with Bonide complete tree spray. I don't think I can talk him out of it. Is there any way to minimize the damage? I told him he needs to mow so there are no dandelions or anything they are foraging on anywhere near, and to do it...

By Anna Ashby | Featured Question

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A look back on a year of gardening stories

Jan 12, 2019
A story about yellowjackets topped the most-popular list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

10 gift ideas for the gardeners in your life

Dec 7, 2018
From pruners to compost, here are some ideas to satisfy the plant nerds on your list.

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

New Oregon Bee Project plans activities for National Pollinator Week

Jun 12, 2018
The Oregon Bee Project works to educate the public about bees and their conservation.


 

By Kym Pokorny | News Story

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Is there a bee-safe way to protect fruit trees from insects?

I have honeybees at my dad's house. He wants to spray his fruit trees with Bonide complete tree spray. I don't think I can talk him out of it. Is there any way to minimize the damage? I told him he needs to mow so there are no dandelions or anything they are foraging on anywhere near, and to do it...

By Anna Ashby | Featured Question