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Bee Notes
From Linn County Master Gardeners,
in association with OSU Extension Service

What are bees doing right now?
Winter Edition from the Garden Ecology Lab

Click above to access a fascinating overview of the overwintering and nesting strategies of common groups of bees in the Pacific Northwest. 

Beefuddled, Beewildered, Beeknighted about bees?

The 8th Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference is almost here!
March 5, 2022 from 9:00-4:00 with short breaks
Just $25 for all sessions
Register now at
Home gardeners and small farmers - the 8th Annual BEEvent Pollinator Conference is for you!
  • The conference speakers are national, state and local experts. You'll be able to ask questions during the Q & A sessions.  
  • Learn more about native bees and other insects that help us! This is the largest pollinator conference in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Don’t worry if you are busy on March 5th. Registering allows you to watch or re-watch the recorded conference later.  
Our expert speakers will include:

Dr. Olivia Carril - Author and Educator:
Bee-Plant Relationships: A Match Made in Heaven, or Love on the Rocks?

Erin Wickliffe - Oregon Department of Agriculture:
The Bug Eat Bug World in your Backyard

Dr. Gail Langellotto - Professor of Horticulture at OSU & State Coordinator of the Extension Service Master Gardener Program:
Native Plant-Bee Associations in Western Oregon

Sarah Kincaid - Bee Atlas Education Coordinator:
The Oregon Orchard Bee Health Cocoon Survey

Susan Morton and Ranee Webb - Linn County Master Gardeners:
Blue Orchard Bees in the Willamette Valley & Best Practices
As always, thank you for supporting bees!
Note: Our guidelines are tailored to the Willamette Valley of Oregon. We want blue orchard mason bee cocoons that you purchase from us to be used within the east to west boundaries of the Coastal Range to the Cascades. The northern boundary is the Portland/Columbia River areas and southern boundary is the Umpqua Valley area. Check with your county Extension agent if you live outside these areas.
Questions? Contact:
Ranee Webb - Email Ranee
Rich Little -  Email Rich
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