148 episodes

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

    • Natural Sciences
    • 4.8, 102 Ratings

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.

    147 - Christina Groziner - BeeScape

    147 - Christina Groziner - BeeScape

    Do you ever wonder how good the area around you is for pollinators? This week we learn about a new tool that allows you to assess your landscape for flower resources, bee nesting habitat and aggregate pesticide use. 

    • 37 min
    146 - Shelby Kilpatrick - Checklist of Pennsylvania Bees

    146 - Shelby Kilpatrick - Checklist of Pennsylvania Bees

    How do you figure out what bees are in a state, both in the present and historically. You build a checklist! In this episode we learn about how checklists are made from a recent effort in Pennsylvania.

    • 34 min
    145 - Native Bee Society of British Columbia - Connecting bee enthusiasts together

    145 - Native Bee Society of British Columbia - Connecting bee enthusiasts together

    There are a growing number of people interested in native bees, but not many regional organizations you can belong to. Today we hear about an example of building such organizations in the Canadian province of British Columbia.
     

    • 14 min
    144 - Mike Burgett - The “other” honey bees

    144 - Mike Burgett - The “other” honey bees

    The common European honey bee is not the only species of honey bee. The biodiversity of the species Apis is rich in SE Asia. In this episode we get to know each of the species in detail.

    • 1 hr 5 min
    143 - Hailey Wallace - What makes a bee garden tick?

    143 - Hailey Wallace - What makes a bee garden tick?

    Bee gardens involve matching plants that bloom at different times, to bees that emerge at different times. And not all bee species go to all flowers. In this episode we hear about how all these factors come together in Portland gardens. 

    • 41 min
    142 Megan Asche - Social Wasps

    142 Megan Asche - Social Wasps

    Social wasps are in the news these days. They are often confused with bees. This week we take a deep dive into the world of our most fascinating social wasps, the paper wasps.

    • 42 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
102 Ratings

102 Ratings

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Natives are my jam!

Native bees are my jam! I work on a Flagship Farm (where wine grapes, olives and lavender grow) and this podcast is a great way to learn about new ways to continue to provide habitat for pollinators as well as providing great info to curious patrons! Thanks for all you do!

Troy L 12345 ,

144

This last program was the worst one lots of dropped sections. Very unfortunate.

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Loving it so far

Great info - appreciate the different guests and the resources they recommend at the end of the podcast, nice touch.

4 stars because I have run across some episodes with terrible sound quality

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