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​​​​​​​​​​The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA), Insect Prevention and Management (IPPM) program, is deeply committed to protecting and promoting pollinator communities vital to the state’s agricultural and natural landscapes. The IPPM program has become increasingly involved in pollinator related activities:

Apiary registration

Every person who owns, or is in charge of, five or more colonies of bees located within the state or Oregon, must register their hives with the Oregon Department of Agriculture. If you currently own less than five hives you are not required to register your bees at this time.

APHIS national honey bee survey

Honey bee survey information

Apiary registration application and payment

Apiary registration application

Oregon State Beekeepers Association

Oregon State Beekeepers Association website

Oregon State University honey bee lab

OSU honey bee lab

Xerces Society for invertebrate conservation

Xerces Society website

​​​​​​​​​Bee identification and protection​

Bumble Bees of the Western United States

Bumble bee identification guide

Common Bee Pollinators of Oregon Crops

This guide is designed to help identify the most common groups of bees in Oregon crops. Includes print instructions. Common Bee Pollinators of Oregon Crops guide

Honey bee swarms and swarm removal

Oregon State Beekeepers Association
About honey bee swarms and removal

How to Reduce Bee Poisoning from Pesticides

Guidelines for preventing bee poisoning

Nurturing Mason Bees in Your Backyard

Mason bee guide

The Biology and External Morphology of Bees

Synopsis of the Genera of Northwestern America The Biology and External Morphology of Bees


​More info from ODA


Chris Benemann
Director of Plant Program Area
Insect Pest Prevention & Management
Phone: 503-986-4678