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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.

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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.

    192 - Lisa DeVetter - Blueberry Pollination Planner

    192 - Lisa DeVetter - Blueberry Pollination Planner

    There has been an explosion of interest in using native plants for pollinators. Along with this interest there is the question of whether nativars - a natural variant that has been found in the wild and brought into cultivation - are equally beneficial to pollinators. This week we look into an ongoing research project asking this very question.

    • 24 min
    191 - Jen Hayes - Natives v nativars for pollinators

    191 - Jen Hayes - Natives v nativars for pollinators

    There has been an explosion of interest in using native plants for pollinators. Along with this interest there is the question of whether nativars - a natural variant that has been found in the wild and brought into cultivation - are equally beneficial to pollinators. This week we look into an ongoing research project asking this very question.

    • 31 min
    190 - Maxime Eeraerts - Sweet cherry pollination

    190 - Maxime Eeraerts - Sweet cherry pollination

    Bees are key pollinators of sweet cherry. This week we hear about research from Belgium on using other managed bee species to pollinate this crop (other than honey bees), the influence of encouraging pollinator habitat, as well as tips on keeping managed mason bees healthy and happy during cherry pollination.

    • 45 min
    189 - Spencer Leonard - Fable of the Bees (Part 2)

    189 - Spencer Leonard - Fable of the Bees (Part 2)

    One of the most influential books about bees has little to do with bees, but rather reflects on the nature of modern society. Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) wrote and revised his “Fable of the Bees”, after publishing a poem in 1705 titled “The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves Turn'd Honest”. The book is considered one the first pieces of modern sociology and was influential for revolutionaries lat

    • 1 hr 3 min
    188 - Spencer Leonard - Fable of the Bees (Part 1)

    188 - Spencer Leonard - Fable of the Bees (Part 1)

    One of the most influential books about bees has little to do with bees, but rather reflects on the nature of modern society. Bernard Mandeville (1670-1733) wrote and revised his “Fable of the Bees”, after publishing a poem in 1705 titled “The Grumbling Hive: or, Knaves Turn'd Honest”. The book is considered one the first pieces of modern sociology and was influential for revolutionaries later in the 18th Century. We discuss the book as part of a two-part series.

    • 50 min
    187 - Mace Vaughn - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Pollinators

    187 - Mace Vaughn - Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Pollinators

    Natural Resources Conservation Service has a range of programs to support the development of pollinator habitat in working lands. In this episode you’ll get an overview of NRCS programs, how landowners can access them and how, specifically, they can be used to improve habitat for pollinators.

    • 59 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
120 Ratings

120 Ratings

grumpy@CVS ,

Attracting pollinators garden.

Really wish all plants mentioned were written down makes it easier to take notes. Kept rewinding trying to write them down on my notebook. Is there any link where I can find them? Thanks!

GM Butler ,

PolliNation

Great

jkga2 ,

Engaging science

This gives a great, accessible mix of basic and applied science related to bees and other pollinators, both in the wild and in agriculture.

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