Dec 6, 2022 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm PST
The Washington County Master Gardener Association invites you to Take a Walk on the Wild Side with the Native Bees of Oregon.
Did you know Oregon has about 600 species of bees? This talk will describe some of the strange and weird bees that call Oregon home and the journey of discovery by the state's volunteer Master Melittologists. We will also cover how to answer common questions from the public on wild bees.
Andony Melathopoulos, Pollinator Health Extension Specialist and Assistant Professor in Horticulture at Oregon State University along with Susan Albright, Washington County Master Gardener and Master Melittologist, will host this webinar which is free and open to the public.
Andony Melathopoulos has over 15 years of experience working together with commercial beekeepers and land managers to develop solutions for keeping bees healthy. Since 2016 he has been leading OSU’s efforts to design, implement and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. He is on the Coordinating Team of the state-wide bee protection initiative, the Oregon Bee Project, coordinates the Oregon Bee Atlas, and is the host of a weekly podcast about pollinator health, PolliNation.
Washington County Master Gardener Susan Albright has participated in the Xerces’ PNW Bumblebee Atlas, the Oregon Bee Atlas (OBA) and the Oregon Bee Project. Susan received her Apprentice Level Master Melittologist certification in 2021 and is an active OBA member, collecting and identifying Oregon native bees across the state.
** Qualifies for 1-hour MG continuing garden education credit.