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Bees and Pollinators
USDA Economic Research Service Issues Report Land Use, Land Cover, and Pollinator Health: A Review and Trend Analysis
A new study by the USDA Economic Research Service reviews the economic and ecology literature on land use, land cover, and the health of pollinators.
Crops that depend on pollinators account for up...
Fact SheetThe orchard mason bee, Osmia lignaria, is an effective early pollinator native to the Western US and
Canada. It emerges in the spring, before honeybees. As a pollinator, it is far more efficient than the
honeybee by transferring more pollen and visiting more types and numbers of flowers.
Online ResourceInformation about bees and beekeeping. Includes events offered by a diverse bunch of individuals who share a fascination for the honeybee and its workings.
ArticlePollinator numbers have declined due to habitat destruction and incorrect chemical use. However, you can create a beautiful pollinator paradise in your home landscape by following these planting guidelines.
OSU Extension CatalogThis publication outlines guidelines for best practices for beekeeping in residential areas. It outlines the steps residential beekeepers can take to operate their bees in nuisance-free manner.