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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

Bees, Seeds, and Water Beads

Central Oregon is a global mecca for vegetable seed. Learn how Oregon State research has crafted a unique balance between honeybees, pheromones, irrigation, and farming to grow vegetable seeds better than almost anywhere in the world.

By Rhonda Simmons | Video

Sampling for Varroa Mites

Left unchecked, varroa mites can severely damage the colony and lead to collapse. Visual inspection of honey bee adults is not a reliable way to monitor for varroa. This video demonstrates two methods for sampling a colony for varroa mites: the alcohol wash and the powdered sugar shake.

By Carolyn Breece, | Video

Learning about forests and native bees

Researchers, forest managers and citizen scientists are working together to discover what native bees live in Oregon forests.

By Amy Grotta, | Article

Honey bee colony loss, herbicide related?

Greetings, I lost 16 out of 20 honey bee hives in Summer Lake valley between October and December of 2018, all were strong hives with at least a deep hive body of surplus honey stores. another beekeeper in the valley lost all of his hives, same scenario, they did not die in the hive. Need to chat...

By Andony Melathopoulos, | Featured Question

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, | Video

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.

By Bill Anderson | Article

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 to...

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