early-instars-withinreeds_original

Oct 22, 2020
Zoom conference focuses on managing orchard mason bees for crop pollination

Oregon State University, in cooperation with Washington State University, is planning a series of short talks from industry professionals on the basics of orchard bee management and their deployment for crop pollination. These talks are designed to help growers better understand how to incorporate mason bees into their pollination programs.

When: Wednesday, Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon (PST)
Where: Online Zoom Conference
Cost: $10
Register: www.orchardbee.org/upcoming-events-1
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1261638714170209

Topics:

  1. Why Mason Bees? (Theresa Pitts-Singer, USDA ARS)
  2. How to incubate and release the bees. (Steve Peterson, Foothills Bee Ranch)
  3. How to deploy bees in an orchard and nesting options. (Brian Bly, Hart Farms)
  4. How to manage summer development and cool down. (Dave Hunter, Crown Bees)
  5. How to clean cocoons and store for winter. (Morgan Dunn, Orchard Bee Association)
  6. Osmia pests and their management. (Glen Trostle, retired, USDA ARS)
  7. Marketing the bees, OBA’s role, and concluding remarks. (Jim Watts, Watts Bees)

Contact: Andony Melathopoulus, Assistant Professor Pollinator Health Extension
Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University
(541) 452-3038 [email protected]




Current Issue

Cover image of Fruit Growers News (FGN) July 2024 issue.

Talking tech: New app innovations aid growers

Smart tech wipes out pests: The latest trends in spraying automation

New Geneva rootstocks to help apple growers with size, yield, disease

Georgia peach success: Pearson Farm’s six generations find orchard happiness

FIRA preview: Tree fruit tech options abound at ag robotics conference

Fresh Views: Grapevine disease management tackled

Farm Market & Agritourism: Insights from the 2023 farm markets survey

National Plant Diagnostic Network

 

see all current issue »

Be sure to check out our other specialty agriculture brands

produceprocessingsm Organic Grower