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Insect Pollinators Publications & Resources

Evaluating Honey Bee Colonies for Pollination > PDF
For commercial growers who rent honey bees for pollination and beekeepers who provide pollination services, here is information on honey bee colony strength evaluation, average number of colonies need . . . . . more details

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides > PDF
Covers causes of bee poisoning in the PNW, signs and symptoms of bee poisoning, and ways growers, beekeepers, and pesticide applicators can reduce bee poisoning. Includes extensive tables listing p . . . . . more details

Megachilid Bees in the Pacific Northwest: An Introduction > PDF
This publication is an introduction to the Megachilidae family of bees found in the Pacific Northwest. It highlights the characteristics of two important members of this family: leafcutting bees and m . . . . . more details

Overwintered Honey Bee Nucleus Colonies: Big Solutions in Small Packages > PDF
This publication describes how commercial and backyard beekeepers can minimize colony losses through such best management practices as establishing nuclear colonies, which can provide quick resolution . . . . . more details

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University of Idaho Extension


Physical Address:
E. J. Iddings Agricultural Science Laboratory, Room 10
606 S Rayburn St

Mailing Address:
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2332
Moscow, ID 83844-2332

Phone: 208-885-7982

Fax: 208-885-9046



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