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Researchers feed, breed, protect bees to survive winter
November 28, 2016

By Seth Truscott, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

beePULLMAN, Wash. – Gathering last-minute sips of nectar and pollen, bees at the Washington State University Teaching Apiary recently made the most of an unusually warm, 60-degree November day.

June 25: Interactive garden day at WSU Tri-Cities
June 20, 2016

native-plantsRICHLAND, Wash. – Community members are invited to attend a free, interactive garden day fit for the whole family 9 a.m.-noon Saturday, June 25, in the garden below the Wine Science Center at Washington State University Tri-Cities, 359 University Dr., Richland.

Citizen scientists collect data on urban wild bees
May 2, 2016

By Sylvia Kantor, College of Agricultural, Human & Natural Resource Sciences

SEATTLE – City dwellers concerned about recent declines in pollinators can contribute to bee research as citizen scientists. Elias Bloom, a Washington State University doctoral student, is seeking volunteers to collect data on wild, native bees in Seattle in order to promote pollinator health.

July 24-26: Workshops to protect, increase pollinators
June 30, 2015

By Kate Halstead, WSU Extension

alfalfa-leafcutter-beeEVERETT, Wash. – Learn how bees and other essential pollinators are faring and what you can do to increase their numbers during Pollinator Passion Weekend July 24-26 at Washington State University Snohomish County Extension, 600 128th St. SE, Everett, inside McCollum Park.

April 9: Pollinators, sustainable agriculture presented
March 26, 2015

beePULLMAN, Wash. – “A bee’s eye perspective on sustainable agriculture” will be presented by the co-director of the Berkeley Food Institute in a free, public lecture at 6 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in CUE 203 at Washington State University. A reception will begin at 5 p.m. in CUE 518.

Nov. 16: Help pollinators by taking beekeeper course
October 29, 2013

EVERETT, Wash. – Three sessions of a five-week course for novice beekeepers will be offered beginning in November, January and February through Washington State University Snohomish County Extension. Class size is limited.