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Featured Question

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

Video

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

Article

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.

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...

News Story

Honeybees prioritize well-fed larvae for emergency queen-rearing, study finds

Jun 7, 2018
New research shows that honeybees prioritize the nutritional status of larvae when selecting for a new emergency queen.

By Chris Branam
Jun 7, 2018

Fact Sheet

Plants for Pollinators

This fact-sheet provides a brief description of pollinators and the plants they prefer.

Fact Sheet

Orchard Mason Bee

The 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.

Fact Sheet

Beneficial Insects in the Home Garden

This handout explores common, beneficial insects found in our region and shares ideas on ways to encourage their presence in our home gardens.

Fact Sheet

Attracting Pollinators to Your Garden

A brief fact-sheet on how to attract pollinators to your garden.