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About the program

The OSU Pollinator Health Research and Extension program focuses on designing, developing, implanting, and evaluating a state-wide pollinator health program. The focus of the program is not restricted to the Oregon’s four managed pollinator species (honey bees, alfalfa leafcutter bees, orchard mason bees and alkali bees) but also to the state’s rich endowment of wild species.

The program is currently working on:

  1. Improving training and education material for pesticide applicators to increase their knowledge of activities that increase exposure risk to pollinators.
  2. Developing training and education material for landscapers who are looking to incorporate pollinator habitat into their designs.
  3. Research to better understand how pollinators use habitat fragments and how this influences their exposure to pesticides.

The position arises from an initiative from the Oregon Legislature to improve pollinator health in the state (see House Bills 3361 and 3362). 

Thank you, Oregon for taking these steps to protect pollinators!

Podcast

Welcome to PolliNation - a Pollinator Health podcast!

Publications and information

Calendar of pollinator education events

See calendar events.  Post your own educational events focused on pollinator health.

Partners

Links to ODA Pesticide and Fertilizer Program and ODA Oregon Bee Project.

Links to OSU Master Gardener program, Master Beekeeper program, and Master Naturalist program.

Link to OSU Entomology Program.

Make a tax-deducatible contribution

Donate to the Pollinator Health Program.