Researchers Creating Bee Sensor

CORVALLIS, Ore. – Researchers at Oregon State University recently received a half-million dollar grant, allowing them to develop a sensor to track bumblebees. Entomologists say pet-owners put microchips in cats and dogs in case they get lost, and now, a similar idea will help them track bumblebees. The grant project is a partnership between entomologists … Continue reading »

Rare Bumblebee Discovered on Mt. Hood

PORTLAND, Ore. – A recent survey by the Xerces Society has uncovered Oregon’s westernmost rare bumblebee. The Oregon Zoo Foundation funded a survey by Xerces Society biologist Rich Hatfield, who spent six weeks identifying bumblebee species in the Mount Hood National Forest this summer. Hatfield discovered a dozen of the rare, western bumblebees near Timberline … Continue reading »