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PolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.

PolliNation Andony Melathopoulos

    • Ciencias naturales

PolliNation is a podcast from Oregon State University Extension Service that tells the stories of researchers, land managers and concerned citizens who are making bold strides to improve the health of pollinators.

    125 – Lila Westreich – The Secret Life of Mason Bees

    125 – Lila Westreich – The Secret Life of Mason Bees

    Many of us put mason bees out in our backyard or farm. But when they leave the nest, do you know where they are going to forage? In this episode we hear how a sleuthing graduate student in Seattle is beginning to piece together a picture of what resources these bees are actually using.

    • 25 min
    124 – Lauren Ponisio – Pollinator Hedgerows

    124 – Lauren Ponisio – Pollinator Hedgerows

    Hedgerows can be great ways to attract pollinators in agriculture and forestry settings. But how can such relatively small plantings impact pollinator abundance and diversity on larger scales? This week we dig deep into the science of how hedgerows contribute to pollinator health. 

    • 24 min
    123 – Megan Swanson – Bees in the Classroom

    123 – Megan Swanson – Bees in the Classroom

    Literacy on pollinator biology and ecology in the US is poor. But schools can be skittish about insects, especially bees, and teachers lack resources to make pollinator education come alive. This week we hear about an initiative that to get around these obstacles - The Bee Cause Project. 

    • 35 min
    122 – The End of 2019 Show

    122 – The End of 2019 Show

    What happened in 2019 when it came to Apiculture? We visit the Apiculture unit at Agriculture and Forestry Alberta in Lethbridge to find out. Hear about highlights from Apimonida, the introduction of an Asian giant hornet in Washington and BC and problems beekeepers have been having with European foulbrood. 

    • 21 min
    121 – Weston Miller – Solving Pest Problems

    121 – Weston Miller – Solving Pest Problems

    People living in cities are confronted by a range of pest problems, some of which impact pollinator health. This week we hear about an initiative to make science-based information on managing these pests clearer, more intuitive and easy to find. 

    • 24 min
    120 – Claire Kremen and Corin Pease – New to the PNW

    120 – Claire Kremen and Corin Pease – New to the PNW

    The Pacific Northwest got not just one, but two great pollinator positions in 2019. Claire Kremen has moved her lab from Berkeley to the University of British Columbia and Corin Pease is the new regional Pollinator Conservation Planner at Xerces. In this show we hear about these new programs and what they have planned for 2020. 

    • 13 min

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