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June Bees & Wasps in Southern Oregon

By Travis Owen, Amateur Anthecologist A few weeks ago I bought a new camera and have been using it to photograph any bee or wasp that crosses my path. Carpenter bees (Ceratina and Xylocopa) are highly active, as well as … Continue reading

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Another Pollinator Week with the Xerces Society

By Mace Vaughan, the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation Although the Xerces Society is a national organization with staff across the U.S., our main office is in Portland and we take special pride in our work close to home here … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in the Hive – June 2017

By Alex Hansen, certified Apprentice Beekeeper in the Oregon Master Beekeeper program As the blackberry honey flow begins in the Willamette Valley, honeybees will be actively foraging and storing nectar for their increasing populations. Things that beekeepers are doing at … Continue reading

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National Pollinator Week and the Oregon Bee Project

By Andony Melathopolous, Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University; Oregon Bee Project coordinating team member For the past ten years, National Pollinator Week has provided a unique occasion for education, outreach and activity around pollinators. It is … Continue reading

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Nesting Stations in Washington County

By Ron Spendal, OSU Extension Master Gardener For the past 13 years I have been studying native pollinators in Washington county. I have eleven project sites across the county. Four of the sites are public venues like Jackson Bottom Wetlands … Continue reading

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