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This 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.
This publication is an introduction to the Megachilidae family of bees found in the Pacific Northwest. It highlights the characteristics of two important members of this family: leafcutting bees and mason bees, both of which play a major role in pollinating both common garden plants and crops.
This publication is part of the Living on the Land series. It provides concise information on how to attract and support native pollinators by creating and maintaining the right habitat, including features like nesting sites, quality food, and shelter from pesticides. Use the button below to...
Knowing the levels of Varroa mites in your apiary and understanding the effects of their presence will enable you to make an educated decision on your treatment plan. This video demonstrates two methods for sampling a colony for varroa mites: the alcohol wash and the powdered sugar shake.
Knowing the levels of Nosema in your apiary and understanding the effects of its presence will enable you to make an educated decision on your treatment plan. In this video, we demonstrate how to process a sample of honey bees for microscopic diagnosis of Nosema for both presence/absence and spore...
Knowing the levels of tracheal mites in your apiary and understanding the effects of their presence will enable you to make an educated decision on your treatment plan. In this video, we demonstrate the dissection of a honey bee worker for tracheal mite infestation.
Although no significant damage has been reported from this pest in Oregon and it is not clear whether this beetle can thrive in this state, the beetle has been a menace in many states and poses a threat to Oregon through migratory bee colonies and from package bees and queens purchased from regions...
An overview of mason bee basic biology and life cycle, and detailed descriptions of what is needed to start keeping mason bees, including desirable plants, nesting sites and types of nests, and caring for the cocoons over fall and winter. There are many helpful color photos throughout.
This publication describes how commercial and backyard beekeepers can minimize colony losses through such best management practices as establishing nucleus colonies, which can provide quick resolution for many beekeeping problems.
Entomologists, botanists, and agriculturists all have occasion to concern themselves with bees. This publication reviews present knowledge of the morphology and biology of bees in general, but emphasizes northwestern forms and, in many instances, uses them as standards of reference.