Coordinating Partners

Oregon Bee Project Coordinators

Oregon Department of Agriculture



Sarah Kincaid, Entomologist,

Oregon State University

Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor-Pollinator Health Extension,
Jen Holt, Oregon State Master Beekeeper/Pollinator Health Program Coordinator,

Project supported by Samara Group
Samara Group LLC was founded to enhance environmental projects centered around rigorous science, inclusive partnerships, and effective communications. Samara Group currently supports outreach and engagement for the Oregon Bee Project.
Jalene Littlejohn,

Learn more about partner programs:

ODA Insect Pest Prevention & Management Program
The Insect Pest Prevention and Management (IPPM) Program works to protect Oregon’s agriculture, horticulture, environment, and quality of life from damaging insect pests & enhance or maintain the value of our agricultural and horticultural products.

ODA Insect Lab
The ODA has a large insect collection and genetic and imaging identification tools as part of the Insect Pest Prevention & Management program in order to identify insects of agricultural significance.

ODA Pesticides Program
The Pesticide and Fertilizer Programs regulate the sale and use of pesticides and fertilizers in Oregon with the goal of 1) Protecting people and the environment from any adverse effects of pesticide use while maintaining the availability of pesticides for beneficial uses, and 2) To assure that effective fertilizer, agricultural mineral, agricultural amendment, and lime products are provided for agricultural and consumer uses.

OSU Pollinator Health
The OSU Pollinator Health Research and Extension program focuses on designing, developing, implanting, and evaluating a state-wide pollinator health program. The focus of the program is not restricted to the Oregon’s four managed pollinator species (honey bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, orchard mason bees and alkali bees) but also to the state’s rich endowment of wild species.

OSU Extension
The Oregon State University Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals.

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