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Pollinator Myths

Pollinators are in peril and have been making headlines. Most of the discussion has been about the honey bee, which accounts for less than one percent of the world's bee population.

Compiled by Richard Little | Jul 2019 | Article

5 Cool Bees in Your Garden - Oregon Bee Project

Images and descriptions of bees commonly found in Oregon gardens.

Jul 2019 | Fact Sheet

Honey Bees & Pollinator Health

A list of resources about honey bees, beekeeping, and pollinator health.

Ramesh Sagili, Andony Melathopoulos, Gail Langellotto | Apr 2019 | Collection

Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge

Helpful mason bees pollinate our fruit trees that bloom in March and April

Kym Pokorny | Mar 25, 2019 | News Story

Mason bees go to work early in the season before honey bees emerge

Helpful mason bees pollinate our fruit trees that bloom in March and April

Kym Pokorny | Mar 25, 2019 | News Story

10 gift ideas for the gardeners in your life

From pruners to compost, here are some ideas to satisfy the plant nerds on your list.

Kym Pokorny | Dec 7, 2018 | News Story

Mason Bees as an Alternative to Honey Bees

Since 1994 wild honey bee populations have been devastated by two species of parasitic mites. Many domesticated honey bee colonies have also been lost.

Bill Anderson | Apr 1998 | Article

New Oregon Bee Project plans activities for National Pollinator Week

The Oregon Bee Project works to educate the public about bees and their conservation.  

Kym Pokorny | Jun 12, 2018 | News Story

Plants for Pollinators

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

May 2018 | 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.

May 2018 | Fact Sheet