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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

Homeowner Guide to Bees > PDF
Many yellow and black buzzing insects-variously referred to as yellowjackets, hornets, wasps, and bees- are feared for their stings. Although stings can be painful and cause life-threatening allergic . . . . . more details
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Homeowner Guide to Yellowjackets, Bald-Faced Hornets, and Paper Wasps > PDF
Yellowjackets and their relatives have well-earned reputations for painful stings. Yet when these insects occur at safe distances from human activity, none automatically requires elimination from Id . . . . . more details
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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 pest . . . . . 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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