Jeff Ott, Kim Flottum

Pollinator Week Series: The PolliNation Nation & More with Dr. Andony Melathopoulos (S3, E3)

Pollinator Week Series: The PolliNation Nation & More with Dr. Andony Melathopoulos  (S3, E3)

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! Links and websites mentioned in this episode: The Oregon Bee Project: Oregon State University Pollinator Health: The PolliNation Podcast:  The Pollinators Movie: ______________ Pollinator Week episodes are brought to you by BetterBee. BetterBee’s mission is to support every beekeeper with excellent customer service, continued education and quality equipment. How do they do this? Because many of their employees are also beekeepers, so they know the needs, challenges and answers to your beekeeping questions. From their colorful and informative catalog to their support of beekeeper educational activities, including this podcast series, BetterBee truly is Beekeepers Serving Beekeepers. See for yourself at This episode is brought to you by Global Patties! Global Patties is a family business that manufactures protein supplement patties for honey bees. Feeding your hives protein supplement patties will help ensure that they produce strong and health colonies by increasing brood production and overall honey flow. Global offers a variety of standard patties, as well as custom patties to meet your specific needs. Visit them today at and let them know you appreciate them sponsoring this episode!  We want to also thank 2 Million Blossoms as a sponsor of the podcast. 2 Million Blossoms is a new quarterly magazine destined for your coffee table. Each page of the magazine is dedicated to the stories and photos of all pollinators and written by leading researchers, photographers and our very own, Kim Flottum. _______________ We hope you enjoy this podcast and welcome your questions and comments: Thanks to Bee Culture, the Magazine of American Beekeeping, for their support of The Beekeeping Today Podcast. Available in print and digital at Thank you for listening!  Podcast music: Young Presidents, "Be Strong"

Duration: 53 min

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