Andony Melathopoulos is the Pollinator Health Extension Specialist for Oregon State University. He’s not just about honey bees, but every pollinator out there. But honey bees are a big part of what he does because of the multitude of crops grown in...
Andony Melathopoulos is the Pollinator Health Extension Specialist for Oregon State University. He’s not just about honey bees, but every pollinator out there. But honey bees are a big part of what he does because of the multitude of crops grown in Oregon that need ‘mostly’ honey bees for pollination. He works equally with the farmers who grow the crops, spray the crops, and provide additional forage for the bees. Additionally, Andony works with the Oregon Department of Transportation, home owners, and Oregon’s huge Master Gardener programs. He’s even helping with the new Master Mellipolous Program, sort of like a beekeeping club, but for native bees.
Visit his web page, listen in and learn a lot about a lot of pollinator work in Oregon and across the US!
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Assistant Professor, Pollinator Health Extension Specialist
Andony Melathopoulos is an Assistant Professor in Pollinator Health Extension in the Department of Horticulture at Oregon State University, which was the first such position in the US. He also sit on the Steering Committee of the Oregon Bee Project, which coordinates pollinator health work across state agencies, leads the Oregon Bee Atlas and hosts a weekly podcast called PolliNation.
You can find PolliNation on wherever you download and listen to your podcasts, or on the Pollination website: https://extension.oregonstate.edu/podcast/pollination-podcast
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