Oregon's Native Bees, Virtual

Explore the buzzing world of bees with the Deschutes Land Trust and OSU professor Andony Melathopoulos from the comfort of your home. Did you know Oregon has about 600 species of bees? We say "about" because, in fact, no one really knows how many bees call Oregon home. Learn about Oregon's volunteer effort to create a comprehensive inventory of our bees in the Oregon Bee Atlas, an effort that's the first of its kind! This talk will describe some of the strange and weird bees that call Oregon home and the journey of discovery by the state's volunteer Master Melittologists. Registration is required and opens 1 month prior to the event.

Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor of Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. He has over 15 years of experience working together with commercial beekeepers and land managers to develop solutions for keeping bees healthy. Since 2016 he has been leading OSU’s efforts to design, implement, and evaluate a state-wide pollinator health program. He is on the Coordinating Team of the state-wide bee protection initiative, the Oregon Bee Project, coordinates the Oregon Bee Atlas, and is the host of a weekly podcast about pollinator health, PolliNation.






  • Virtual Event Details

    This virtual event will be broadcast live via Zoom. Registration is free, but required. When registration opens, click the yellow 'Register Now' button above to save your space for this virtual event.

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