203 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 • 124 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.

    202 - Moyer - Getting Bees Out of the Walls

    202 - Moyer - Getting Bees Out of the Walls

    Sometimes bees will swarm into structures. Getting them out of the structures is not as easy as some on YouTube make it seem. This week we hear about how one bee club has figured out how to easily remove bees from tricky places.

    • 18 min
    201 - Nico Ardans - What the heck does IPM mean (in nurseries)?

    201 - Nico Ardans - What the heck does IPM mean (in nurseries)?

    This week we start a new series looking into what integrated pest management (IPM), not as a conceptual framework, but on the ground, where pollinators are scooting around and living their lives. This week we head to a commercial nursery.

    • 31 min
    200 - OSU Pollinator Health Lab - An Expose!

    200 - OSU Pollinator Health Lab - An Expose!

    PolliNation has reached 200 episodes. It has also been 5 years since the OSU Pollinator Health Lab came into existence. To mark the occasion we go behind the scenes to see how the Lab came together and its plans for the future.

    • 41 min
    199 - Kayla Perry - What drives bumble bee community composition?

    199 - Kayla Perry - What drives bumble bee community composition?

    The type of insect pollinators you find within a region can vary depending on broad categories of land use. This week we learn about the potential mechanisms that drive this variation, focusing on bumble bees. 

    • 36 min
    198 - James Tracy - Monarch collisions on roadways

    198 - James Tracy - Monarch collisions on roadways

    Monarch butterflies have been experiencing declines in North America. In this week’s episode we hear about the significance of monarch butterfly collisions on interstates and an innovative method to reduce this source of butterfly mortality.

    • 10 min
    197 - Laura Johnson - Bee Health in Vermont

    197 - Laura Johnson - Bee Health in Vermont

    This week we head to Vermont to hear about the brand new pollinator health position.

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
124 Ratings

124 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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