Pollination | A Pollinator Health Podcast

Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • 136 Mandy Shaw - Bee Entrepreneurship

    136 Mandy Shaw - Bee Entrepreneurship

    17/05/2020 Duración: 51min

    The intense interest in beekeeping has created a new wave of beekeeping businesses. In this episode we hear about how these businesses are meeting the needs of a new generation of beekeepers.   

  • 135 Suzie Savoie - Spring native pollinator plants

    135 Suzie Savoie - Spring native pollinator plants

    10/05/2020 Duración: 45min

    Southern Oregon has some of the most amazing pollinator species, in large part because of the unique native plant communities. In this episode we learn about the best spring blooming plants for pollinators and how to grow them.

  • 134 Jim Cane - Spring Bees

    134 Jim Cane - Spring Bees

    29/04/2020 Duración: 53min

    You are probably familiar with familiar spring bees like bumble bees and mason bees. In this episode we take a deep dive into the biology and ecology of these bees, as well as some of the weirder spring bee species. We also look into what you can plant to encourage these bees.

  • 133 Kim Patten - Pollinator habitat on working farms

    133 Kim Patten - Pollinator habitat on working farms

    18/04/2020 Duración: 38min

    Putting habitat into a working farm involves juggling operational constraints and pollinator biology. In this episode we hear about an innovative example of how PNW cranberry growers are attracting and boosting bee populations around their bogs.  

  • 132 - Meghan Milbrath - European Foulbrood

    132 - Meghan Milbrath - European Foulbrood

    31/03/2020 Duración: 44min

    What is infectious, poorly understand and set to ramp up during the months of April and May? The honey bee disease European foulbrood has been a tremendous problem in Oregon over the last few springs. This week we hear the latest on research and management options for this disease. 

  • 131 - Megan ORourke - Pasture for beef... and bees?

    131 - Megan O'Rourke - Pasture for beef... and bees?

    23/03/2020 Duración: 42min

    Livestock grazing can be very expansive. Take for instance the 'fescue belt' in the southeastern US, which spans 1,000 miles across. This week we hear from a researcher who is looking to incorporate pollinator plants into pastures, potentially providing benefits to pollinators and increasing the grazing efficiency of cattle at the same time. 

  • 130 - Carolyn Breece - Should you keep bees?

    130 - Carolyn Breece - Should you keep bees?

    02/03/2020 Duración: 50min

    There has been an explosion in people keeping bees for a hobby. But for many, beekeeping is a bigger commitment than they expected. This week we'll help you figure out if beekeeping for you and what's involved in getting started. 

  • 129 - Ron Bitner - Vineyards for Pollinators

    129 - Ron Bitner - Vineyards for Pollinators

    26/02/2020 Duración: 18min

    Idaho and Oregon's Treasure Valley have a deep connection to bee management for alfalfa seed, but in this episode we hear about how that tradition is being transferred to pollinator management in vineyards. 

  • 128 – Serkan Ates – Livestock forage plants and bees

    128 – Serkan Ates – Livestock forage plants and bees

    16/02/2020 Duración: 47min

    Some of the best plants for long-tongued bees like bumble bees and honey bees are grown for livestock. We dive deep into these livestock plants and discuss how they can be incorporated into a dual use system that feeds both livestock and bees. 

  • 127 – Kirsten Traynor – 2 Million Blossoms

    127 – Kirsten Traynor – 2 Million Blossoms

    08/02/2020 Duración: 31min

    There is nothing about browsing though a magazine. There are some great beekeeping magazines, but what's missing is a magazine devoted to pollinators more broadly. Enter 2 Million Blossoms, a new magazine launched in January. We talk to the editor about the magazine and how it aims to fill this gap. 

  • 126 – Casey Hale – Bees that are parasites on other bees

    126 – Casey Hale – Bees that are parasites on other bees

    27/01/2020 Duración: 38min

    When you think of a bee you probably think of an insect hard at work growing its nest and pollinating plants. But over 10% of bees are kleptoparasites; bees that don't build their own nests, but are parasites on other bees. In this episode we learn the fundamentals of this highly-evolved and sophisticated way of living.  

  • 125 – Lila Westreich – The Secret Life of Mason Bees

    125 – Lila Westreich – The Secret Life of Mason Bees

    20/01/2020 Duración: 25min

    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.

  • 124 – Lauren Ponisio – Pollinator Hedgerows

    124 – Lauren Ponisio – Pollinator Hedgerows

    13/01/2020 Duración: 24min

    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. 

  • 123 – Megan Swanson – Bees in the Classroom

    123 – Megan Swanson – Bees in the Classroom

    06/01/2020 Duración: 35min

    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. 

  • 122 – The End of 2019 Show

    122 – The End of 2019 Show

    22/12/2019 Duración: 21min

    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. 

  • 121 – Weston Miller – Solving Pest Problems

    121 – Weston Miller – Solving Pest Problems

    16/12/2019 Duración: 24min

    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. 

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

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

    09/12/2019 Duración: 13min

    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. 

  • 119 – MR Pollination – Alfalfa leafcutter bees

    119 – MR Pollination – Alfalfa leafcutter bees

    02/12/2019 Duración: 57min

    Alfalfa leafcutting bees don't get the attention of honey bees, but they are also a remarkable example of how people have learned to manage a bee species. It's often hard to get details about this industry, but this week we bring you one of the industry's gurus - Weldon Hobbs - whose dad helped found the industry in Western Canada. 

  • 118 - Rich Hatfield - Queen Quest

    118 - Rich Hatfield - Queen Quest

    25/11/2019 Duración: 44min

    Oregon's bumble bees are all hibernating. Mated bumble bee queen are known to winter in loose soil or leaf litter, but we don't know much more than that. This week we talk with Rich Hatfield, a biologist at the Xerces Society, about a new community science initiative called Queen Quest, to learn more about the wintering requirements of bumble bees.  

  • 117 - Gregory Lynch - Miel Montréal Co-op

    117 - Gregory Lynch - Miel Montréal Co-op

    19/11/2019 Duración: 26min

    Ever heard the term "native beekeeper" before? Me neither, until I talked with Gregory Lynch from the Miel Montréal Co-op. In this episode he explains how the Co-op has developed a wide range of educational services that goes beyond (honey bee) beekeeping, to promoting native bees and urban biodiversity more generally. 

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