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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.

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.

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English


Episodes

82 Sarah Kincaid - Promoting Bee-Friendly Farming

1/14/2019
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Listen in to learn how Sarah and the Flagship Farms program work with farmers to create sustainable ecosystems for pollinators, and how you can participate. "We're a specialty crop state and many of those depend on pollination, and if they depend on pollination, that means they provide a resource for the bees themselves." - Sarah Kincaid. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PolliNation-82

Duration:00:35:34

81 Dr. Valerie Peters - Climate Change, Pollinators and Coffee

1/7/2019
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Listen in to learn the intersection between changing tropical climates, pollinator habitats, and the coffee crop, and the impact of mines on pollinators. "For a lot of species, we don't know if they'll be able to successfully move fast enough northward, so the other potential could be that we would just see loss of species in a particular location or maybe declining pollinator population numbers." - Dr. Valerie Peters. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at...

Duration:00:51:59

80 Dr. Christina Mogren - Bees in Hawaii

12/31/2018
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Listen in to learn the relationship of pollinators with native flora and fauna of Hawaii, and what is being done to aid local agriculture and beekeeping. "A lot of the plants [in Hawaii] evolved with bird and beetle pollinators, there's only one native genus of bee." - Dr. Christina Mogren. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/2018/12/31/dr-christina-mogren/

Duration:00:22:49

79 Robyn Shephard - Hybrid Vegetable Seed Pollination

12/24/2018
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Listen in to today's episode to learn how hybrid systems work and the steps vegetable seed growers are taking to keep bees healthy during pollination. "It's a labor intensive crop, especially if you're doing it transplanted." - Robyn Shephard. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/2018/12/24/robyn-shephard/

Duration:00:14:31

78 Emily Erickson - Breeding and The Attractiveness of Garden Plants

12/17/2018
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Emily Erickson talks about the role of garden plants in bee conservation and how plant breeding may be changing the attractiveness of garden plants to bees. "This [data] gives us a really cool system where we can isolate these single traits in the context of the whole flower. So we can keep everything else consistent and then ask, 'what if it was red instead of orange? Does that matter?'." - Emily Erickson. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at...

Duration:00:28:58

77 David Cantlin - More Clover In Your Turf? Lessons from the City of Fife

12/10/2018
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In this episode, we hear about the City of Fife’s initiative to increase the amount of blooming clover available to bees on their city properties. "Clover attracts bees and other pollinators, so it benefits the ecology of the area." - David Cantlin. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/2018/12/10/david-cantlin/

Duration:00:31:25

76 Dr. Chelsea Cook - Honey Bee Scouting and the Virtues of Being Easily Distracted

12/3/2018
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Listen in to learn how different bees divide up the responsibilities of finding and gathering food, and why they developed this method of foraging. "I can only imagine if in my neighborhood, every couple of days the grocery store closed and popped up somewhere else. How would you deal with that?" - Dr. Chelsea Cook. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/2018/12/02/dr-chelsea-cook/

Duration:00:31:03

75 Amy Cox - Eco-lawns and Pollinators

11/26/2018
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Listen in to learn more about eco-lawns, what brought Amy into this business, and what makes eco-lawns ideal for all different kinds of home owners. "I think I've always wanted to something that helped other people, and that's turned into something that can not only help people, but animals, insects, and the environment." - Amy Cox. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/pollinationpodcast/2018/11/26/amy-cox/

Duration:00:18:11

74 Lila Westreich - Mason Bees and Landscapes

11/19/2018
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Listen in to learn more about what drew Lila to Osmia lignaria, and how she is finding the effect of these bees on their landscape, and vice versa. "[Osmia] are really easy to work with, they're easy to buy, which is rare for a native bee source, and they're really easy systems to put in different places, so it was almost easier [for me to get into] than bumblebees." - Lila Westreich. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at...

Duration:00:26:38

73 Research Retinue - Is Glyphosate Harmful To Bees?

11/12/2018
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Learn more about the recent research studying the effects of glyphosate on honeybees, and how glyphosate can indirectly affect their gut homogenate. "Those lactobacillus bacteria are supposed to not be sensitive to the glyphosate, so it's weird that the single dose would affect them, but when there's a double dose, there seems to be no change." - Addision DeBoer. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PolliNation-73

Duration:00:21:42

72 Garth Mulkey - Specialty seeds and bees

11/5/2018
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Listen in to learn how Garth Mulkey helped develop the bee protection protocol for specialty seed growers, and why specialty seed growers need bees. "[The bees] are even more critical in our hybrid productions, because the females in this production do not produce their own pollen, so if we don't have bees, we don't harvest seed." - Garth Mulkey Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PolliNation-72

Duration:00:21:07

71 Courtney MacInnis and Dr. Steve Pernal - Honey Bee Nosema Disease: An Old Disease With New Twists

10/22/2018
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Listen in to learn how the small fungus Nosema affects bee colonies, how and where it thrives, and what is being done to stop it in the research community. “Nosema is kind of a tough nut to crack. There have been many people besides ourselves that have worked on alternative treatements to Nosema over the years and have largely proved unsuccessful.” - Dr. Steve Pernal Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-MacInnis-and-Pernal

Duration:00:49:09

70 Dr. Sara Galbraith - Measuring success: mason bees as an indicator of forest management quality

10/15/2018
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Listen in to learn how forests are managed, how it affects pollinator habitat, and how bioassays gather essential insights into improving pollinator health. “Out West in general, and especially in places like Oregon, because so much of our land has potential pollinator habitat, and if we manage it properly, I think we could really support pollinators like wild bees.” - Dr. Sara Galbraith. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Dr-Sara-Galbraith

Duration:00:34:47

69 Michelle Flenniken - Bee viruses

10/8/2018
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Listen in to learn how viruses affect pollinators, how virologists study them, and which ways beekeepers can best protect their colonies from infection. “When you think about a bee colony, it's a great place for viral infections. They're really crowded, if you think of honeybees, there's over 40,000 individuals crawling all over each other.” - Michelle Flenniken. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Michelle-Flenniken

Duration:00:36:58

68 Project Apis m. - Enhancing the Health of Honey Bees Through Research and Education

9/24/2018
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Listen in to learn how Project Apis m. has accomplished sustained valuable research for both pollinators and the agriculture and beekeeping industries. “What it takes to make the change on the ground is to show and prove what is happening, and then outreach to educate on the alternatives, and change those practices.” - Danielle Downey. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Project-Apis-M

Duration:00:45:35

67 Rich Hatfield - PNW Bumble Bee Atlas

9/17/2018
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Listen in to today's episode to learn how the PNW Bumble Bee Atlas is aiding in bee conservation, and how you can participate in pollinator habitat surveys. “I can tell you from the response that we've had that people are pretty excited. They've been having a really good time doing this. I love it, too, and it's good to know that other people can join you on this.” - Rich Hatfield. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Rich-Hatfield

Duration:00:47:13

66 Dr. Sarah Lawson - The small carpenter bee and their Cinderella daughters

8/27/2018
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In this episode, we learn about the life cycle of Ceratina, and its peculiar strategy of turning the firstborn female into the a nursemaid of the nest. “We like to think of [Ceratina] as a bee on the brink of sociality.” - Dr. Sarah Lawson. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Dr-Sarah-Lawson

Duration:00:31:36

65 Robert Coffin and Josh Loy - Teeing off with Monarch Butterflies

8/20/2018
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In this episode, we learn how to create certified monarch waystations, and how Stewart Meadows integrated the monarch waystations into their golf course. “We want to put in more of these monarch waystations and pollinator habitats. To me, that is a wonderful next step, not only for the golf course, but for all the monarchs and our entire community.” - Robert Coffin. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Coffin-Loy

Duration:00:42:33

64 Mike Rodia - Residential Beekeeping and the Law

8/13/2018
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Listen in as we talk about residential beekeeping, and the ways you can work with your local government to keep your local hives nuisance-free. “Residential beekeeping didn't really exist 30 or 40 years ago, so the cities have had to address it as problems have come up, so each [city] will vary each time it comes up with a problem.” - Mike Rodia. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Mike-Rodia

Duration:00:44:33

63 Lori Weidenhammer - Victory Gardens for Bees

8/6/2018
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Listen in to learn more about victory gardens, the cultural importance of bees over time, and how artists and scientists work together to educate the world. “If you want to grow food to feed yourself, you also need to feed the bees. We need to feed the bees.” - Lori Weidenhammer. Learn more about this episode of PolliNation at http://bit.ly/PN-Lori-Weidenhammer

Duration:00:29:49