Honey bees pollinate more than 90 different crops in the United States, and honey bee pollination is estimated to be worth more than $20 billion. Recent honey bee colony losses attributed to colony collapse disorder and a steady decline in colonies for the past two decades have caused serious concern and alarm. This presentation will focus on the importance of honey bees as pollinators and current problems with honey bee health. Also, some suggestions on how to help honey bees and bees in general will be provided.
Ramesh Sagili is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University. His primary research focus at OSU is honey bee health, nutrition and pollination. His appointment also includes extension, and, hence, he works closely with the state stake holders i.e. both beekeepers and producers. His goal is to establish a vibrant and dynamic honey bee research and extension program at OSU that will cater to the needs of beekeepers and producers in the state.
When: Tuesday, June 8, 7pm
Where: Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church, 5441 SE Belmont St., parking on 54th
Who: Everyone is welcome!
Presented by: Multnomah County Chapter of the Oregon Master Gardeners Association
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