219 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

    • Science
    • 4.8 • 129 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.

    218 - Casey Holland - What the heck does IPM mean (in New Mexico)?

    218 - Casey Holland - What the heck does IPM mean (in New Mexico)?

    Integrated pest management (IPM) is a key dimension of pollinator protection. This week we head to Chispas Farm in Albuquerque, New Mexico on how they use an integrated method to protect their plants from pests and encourage pollinators.

    • 25 min
    217 - O'Shea-Wheller - Are varroa resistant bees ready for primetime with the POL line?

    217 - O'Shea-Wheller - Are varroa resistant bees ready for primetime with the POL line?

    Varroa resistant bees have been on the horizon for over a decade. This week we learned how close these lines are to being used commercially through a recent study of the POL line.

    • 28 min
    216 - Yang and Henle - Machines learning to classify insecticides as toxic to bees

    216 - Yang and Henle - Machines learning to classify insecticides as toxic to bees

    A new study uses machine learning to classify whether a pesticide is toxic to bees or not. 

    • 21 min
    215 - Mahood - Drone congregation areas

    215 - Mahood - Drone congregation areas

    Central to honey bee mating are drone congregation areas (DCAs). In this episode we learn how to locate DCAs using unmanned aerial devises (aka, drones).

    • 21 min
    214 - Paul - Mason Bees in (an unusually) Cool Wet Spring

    214 - Paul - Mason Bees in (an unusually) Cool Wet Spring

    It’s been a cold and wet spring across the Pacific Northwest region. In this episode we learn about what impacts it may have had on cocoon production and what you can do to ensure you maintain bee productivity across a range of spring conditions.

    • 28 min
    213 - Whitford and Feken - The complex life of the honey bee

    213 - Whitford and Feken - The complex life of the honey bee

    Honey bees have complex societies, which makes their response to environmental stressors difficult to understand. Consequently, the ways in which pesticide risk is assessed for bees can be complicated, nuanced and overwhelming. In this episode we cut through the tangle of all this complexity through a new extension publication.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
129 Ratings

129 Ratings

DylanWinkler ,

Great pollinator podcast!

This series has consistently had great guests talking about their work on a wider range of pollinator work than I knew existed. Production and audio has gotten better, and the questions from the host are deep. Plus I love his laugh. I’ve leaned a lot and hope to continue learning from this great show!

cage35554673 ,

Great podcast albeit common audio issues

I enjoy this podcast and appreciate the host and array of guests he interviews. Audio issues are fairly common but worth putting up with.

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!

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