Category Archives: August 2017

Observations of Male Mason Bee (Osmia) Aggregations

by Rich Little During the first week of April 2017 I checked my Mason Bee nesting condos every evening to determine the number of females that had returned to the nesting blocks to spend the night. I was trying to … Continue reading

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Beekeeping Management Focus

by Charlie Vanden Heuvel, Journey student and Mentor in the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program While we are focused on the heat of August, the honey bees have been applying their entire effort toward winter. In order for the bees to … Continue reading

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Pollinator Habitat Best Management Practices Collaborative Meeting

By Janelle St. Pierre, Portland Parks and Recreation This article is about the Pollinator Habitat Best Management Practices Collaborative Meeting that occurred on 8/3/2017.  There is a buzz of activity in the Portland Metro Region!  In early August, a group … Continue reading

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ODOT Vernal Pool Pollinator Project

A collaboration between the Oregon Department of Transportation and the Bee Girl organization by Sarah Red-Laird The Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) manages 196 acres of vernal pool habitat for the purposes of wetland and listed species mitigation in Central … Continue reading

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The Oregon Master Beekeeper Program Looks Ahead to 2018

by Jen Holt, Coordinator – Oregon Master Beekeeper Program and OSU Pollinator Health Program Summer is a busy time for both honey bees and their keepers.  Students in the Oregon Master Beekeeper Program are diligently working away at their requirements … Continue reading

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