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Dec 31, 2018

Listen in to learn the relationship of pollinators with native flora and fauna of Hawaii, and what is being done to aid local agriculture and beekeeping.

"A lot of the plants [in Hawaii] evolved with bird and beetle pollinators, there's only one native genus of bee." - Dr. Christina Mogren.

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Dec 24, 2018

Listen in to today's episode to learn how hybrid systems work and the steps vegetable seed growers are taking to keep bees healthy during pollination.

"It's a labor intensive crop, especially if you're doing it transplanted." - Robyn Shephard.

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Dec 17, 2018

Emily Erickson talks about the role of garden plants in bee conservation and how plant breeding may be changing the attractiveness of garden plants to bees.

"This [data] gives us a really cool system where we can isolate these single traits in the context of the whole flower. So we can keep everything else consistent...

Dec 10, 2018

In this episode, we hear about the City of Fife’s initiative to increase the amount of blooming clover available to bees on their city properties.

"Clover attracts bees and other pollinators, so it benefits the ecology of the area." - David Cantlin.

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Dec 3, 2018

Listen in to learn how different bees divide up the responsibilities of finding and gathering food, and why they developed this method of foraging.

"I can only imagine if in my neighborhood, every couple of days the grocery store closed and popped up somewhere else. How would you deal with that?" - Dr. Chelsea...