114 – John Jacob – Solar panels and pollinator habitat

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There is a lot of ground under solar panels that could be planted to pollinator habitat. In this episode guest host Maggie Graham (MSc candidate, Water Resources Science, OSU) talks with John Jacob, a Southern Oregon beekeeper, who has been working with solar panel companies to make sure new installations include habitat for bees.

John has run Old Sol Apiaries in Medford, Oregon since 1997. He is also the current President of Oregon State Beekeepers Association.

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John’s favorite book: Seeley, Thomas D. Honeybee democracy. Princeton University Press, 2010.

John’s go-to-tool: Pro Lifter Hive Tool

John’s favorite pollinator: honey bee

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