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Creating Bee Habitat on Small Farms: Protect What You Have, Add What You Can

April 5, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Free – $5

Learn about the habitat requirements of Central Oregon bees and how to create an ongoing bee plant list inventory for your property.

Join us on April 5th from 2-3:30 to learn about cultivating healthy bee habitats on your property! This seminar will be taught by Andony Melathopoulos, Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health at OSU Extension.

Central Oregon is home to a remarkable diversity of bees. This includes not only managed honey bees, alfalfa leafcutting bees, and orchard mason bees but hundreds of wild species. In this seminar you will learn about the habitat requirements of these bees and how to create an ongoing bee plant list inventory for your property. Thanks to the Oregon Bee Atlas, these inventories can be used to identify which species of plants to focus on to enhance habitat for bees.

Andony Melathopoulos is an Associate Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He also sits on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies, leads the Oregon Bee Atlas, and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation.

High Desert Food & Farm Alliance is a regional nonprofit serving small- to mid-sized food producers in Central Oregon. Learn more at hdffa.org


April 5, 2023
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Free – $5