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Dive into the Hive: Explore the World of High Desert Bees

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join Oregon Natural Desert Association for the inaugural event of the 2024 High Desert Speaker Series—a captivating online presentation delving into the diverse species of bees thriving in Oregon’s high desert. Presenter Lincoln Best, Oregon Bee Atlas’ melittologist, will guide us through an exploration of the unique bees residing in iconic desert landscapes such as the Owyhee Canyonlands, Steens Mountain and Greater Hart-Sheldon. This visual presentation combines detailed photographs showcasing desert bees with insights into their pollination habits, lifestyles, and ecology. Discover the fascinating world of these vital pollinators, from rare endemic species to the challenges they face in their natural habitats. Uncover the hidden wonders of bees and learn about how conservation can support the crucial roles these bees play in the delicate balance of Oregon’s high desert ecosystem.

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About the Presenter

Lincoln Best is a Faculty Research Assistant at Oregon State University Cooperative Extension and works on the Master Melittologist program and Oregon Bee Atlas. He instructs the Oregon Native Bee School Intermediate and Advanced courses.




Event Photo: Greta Nehrenberg


January 23
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm


Claire Cekander