The Oregon Bee Project is a cooperative effort between the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), the Oregon State University (OSU) Extension Service, and the Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF).

Oregon Department of Agriculture

 

Sarah Kincaid

Entomologist  

skincaid@oda.state.or.us

 

Gilbert Uribe

ODA Pesticides Program

guribevaldez@oda.state.or.us

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Oregon state university

 

Andony Melathopoulos  

Assistant Professor-Pollinator Health Extension

andony.melathopoulos@oregonstate.edu

 

Jen Holt

Oregon State University Master Beekeeper and Oregon Bee Project/Oregon Bee Atlas Coordinator  

jen.holt@oregonstate.edu

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oregon department of forestry - Forest health

 

Christine Buhl  

Entomologist

christine.j.buhl@oregon.gov

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Learn more about partner programs:

 

ODA Insect Pest Prevention & Management Program

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/Pages/AboutIPPM.aspx

The Insect Pest Prevention and Management (IPPM) Program works to protect Oregon’s agriculture, horticulture, environment, and quality of life from damaging insect pests & enhance or maintain the value of our agricultural and horticultural products.


ODA Insect Lab

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/IPPM/InsectsSpiders/Pages/ODAInsectCollection.aspx

The ODA has a large insect collection and genetic and imaging identification tools as part of the Insect Pest Prevention & Management program. These tools are used to identify insects of agricultural significance.


ODA Pesticides Program

https://www.oregon.gov/ODA/programs/Pesticides/Pages/AboutPesticides.aspx

The Pesticide and Fertilizer Programs regulate the sale and use of pesticides and fertilizers in Oregon with the goal of 1) Protecting people and the environment from any adverse effects of pesticide use while maintaining the availability of pesticides for beneficial uses, and 2) To assure that effective fertilizer, agricultural mineral, agricultural amendment, and lime products are provided for agricultural and consumer uses.


OSU Pollinator Health

http://agsci.oregonstate.edu/pollinator-health

The OSU Pollinator Health Research and Extension program focuses on designing, developing, implementing, and evaluating a statewide 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.

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OSU Extension

http://extension.oregonstate.edu/

The Oregon State University Extension Service engages the people of Oregon with research-based knowledge and education that strengthen communities and economies, sustain natural resources, and promote healthy families and individuals.


OSU Garden Ecology Lab

http://blogs.oregonstate.edu/gardenecologylab/

The Garden Ecology lab studies gardens: the plants, insects, animals, people, decisions and management practices that either improve or degrade a garden’s ability to promote environmental and human health.


OSU Honey Bee Lab

http://honeybeelab.oregonstate.edu/

The Honey Bee Research and Extension program at Oregon State University focuses on honey bee health, nutrition, and pollination with a goal of servicing commercial beekeepers, backyard beekeepers, producers, and all citizens that are interested in bees.

 


ODF Forest Health

http://tinyurl.com/ODF-ForestHealth

The Forest Health unit of ODF conducts monitoring programs, performs collaborative research and provides technical assistance for a variety of forest health issues including insects, diseases, abiotic stressors and invasive species. Forests are an important source of forage, nesting materials and habitat for our native bees. ODF strives to help landowners incorporate pollinator-friendly practices into their management activities. The Forest Health team provides assistance and training to various public and private landowners and is aided in distributing information by stewardship foresters located at 33 ODF unit offices located throughout the state.