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An Introduction to Native Bees

October 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Bee pastures

August 4, 2010 Leave a comment
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Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists

From SARE, a new conservation planning document for pollinators. 

“ ‘Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists‘ is a first-of-its-kind, step-by-step, full-color guide for rearing and managing bumble bees, mason bees, leafcutter bees and other bee species that provide pollination alternatives to the rapidly declining honey bee.”

Thanks to my graduate student Jolie Goldenetz-Dollar  for finding this.

Pollinator Resource Center

December 31, 2009 Leave a comment

The Xerces Society has re-organized their pollinator resources – now you can get regionally-specific information on native plants, pesticides, pollinator conservation, and native bee nest management.  If you are coming here for pollinator resources, hop over there because they do pollinators better than anyone.

How many bee species in New York City?

August 6, 2009 Leave a comment

227 in New York City!!   Maybe there is hope for an agricultural urban Detroit.

National Pollinator Week

June 22-27, 2009 is National Pollinator Week to recognize the importance of pollinators to our food system.  The Pollinator Partnership and US Fish & Wildlife Service both have lots of resources about pollinators in recognition of this week.

Here are two videos for this week.

One about the problems pollinators face:

And one about what NRCS is doing and can do to help:

Native Pollinators in Agriculture Video

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