Orchard Bee Association

Successful Orchard Pollination

Orchard Bee Association is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the use of native and naturalized bees in orchards.

2015 6th International Orchard Bee Association Meeting and Pollinator Symposium

Thursday, October 1

OBA Business Meeting (Members Only)

9:00      Registration and networking

10:00     President’s opening comments

10:15      Executive committee updates

10:45     Discussion of bylaws

11:45      Group photo

12:00     Lunch and networking, expo

1:00       Discussion of standards, led by committee chairs (30 min each)

3:00       Break

3:15        Discuss listing members’ companies on website, pass around sign-up sheet

3:30       Reading of award nominees and presentation of winner (awards committee)

3:45       Elections

4:15       Vote for next year’s meeting location

4:30      Networking, expo

5:00      Meeting adjourned


Friday, October 2

Science Presentations followed by Orchard Tour and Wine Tasting (Members Only)

8:30      Registration

9:00      Science presentations, part 1

  • Chris Whittles, CJ Wildlife, UK
  • Shahla Farzan, University of California, Davis
  • Laura Ward, University of California, Berkeley
  • Andi Kopit, Utah State University
  • Corey Andrikopoulos, Utah State University

10:30     Break

10:45     Science presentations, part 2

  • Claudio Sedivy, Wildbiene + Partner, Switzerland
  • Thomas Strobl, Wildbiene + Partner, Switzerland
  • Derek Artz, USDA-ARS Logan Bee Lab
  • Hood River Area Orchardists

12:00     Lunch and networking, expo

1:00       Leave for orchard tour and wine tasting  - Sponsored by Masonbeesforsale.com,  Crown Bees, and Watts Solitary Bees

6:00       Group dinner, restaurant TBD


Saturday, October 3

Pollinator Symposium and Expo – Public Welcome!

9:30      Registration

10:00     Welcome - Clinton Merrill, Orchard Bee Association President

10:30     Title TBA - Josh Hinerfeld

11:15       Title TBA - Sujaya Rau, Oregon State University

12:00     Lunch and expo

12:45     Case studies: How homeowners in and around Portland are planting to benefit pollinators - Leslie Campbell

1:30       Developing sustainable solutions with Project Integrated Crop Pollination - Cory Stanley-Stahr, University of Florida

2:10       Networking and expo

2:45      Adjourn

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