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PolliNation

Apr 15, 2019

Listen in to learn what native plants are best for your garden, both for increasing the health of local pollinators and adding beauty to your garden.

"There have been very few studies that have been done on the relative attractiveness of different plants to pollinators, especially in a garden-type setting." - Aaron...


Apr 8, 2019

Listen in to learn how growers can improve their pollinator effectiveness, the benefits of certain overwintering solutions, and the key to great queens.

"I know there's a lot of talk about letting natural selection do it's thing, but we have to think about what we're doing. When we put the bee colony into a hive, it's...


Apr 1, 2019

Listen in to learn about the two key pollinators of alfalfa seed: the alfalfa leafcutter bee and alkali bee.

"If [alfalfa] bloomed in the spring, there would not be enough hours in the day for a female bee to complete a nest cell for one offspring." – Jim Cane.

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Mar 25, 2019

Listen in to learn all about pollen: how to collect and identify it, how it can be used in forensics, and the tools that researchers have developed to source it from particular plants.

“The fun thing about pollen and why palynology is a thing is that every species of plant will produce a unique pollen grain to that...


Mar 18, 2019

Listen in to learn about Dr. Delphia's bee atlas projects, why Montana is a "black hole" of bee data, and where to find the coolest native bees of Montana.

“It’s really great to be working on bees in Montana and it’s also not so great. It’s great because there are so many things to discover and it’s also not...