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Why and How to Attract Native Bees
 

Why and How to Attract Native Bees

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Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens added this to Gardening for the Bees, and Why It’s a Good Thing
Don’t fear the buzz. There are lots of cultural fears and myths about bees. The biggest one is that they are out to sting you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, it took me — and even still takes me — time to calm my nerves when the garden is taking off around me in a symphony of buzzing. But native bees are almost all solitary, making them hesitant to sting, as there’s no hive to defend. Many native bees don’t even have stingers.
Debbie Ballentine added this to How to Design a Garden for Native Bees
Why should I care about pollinators? Pollinators provide important services to us and the ecosystem. Bees, birds and bats pollinate more than a third of our crops. From our morning coffee and evening wine to our lunchtime pear and sandwich mustard, the foods on our table owe their existence to pollinators. Most pollinators are insects. Butterflies, moths, beetles, European honeybees, native bees and even flies and wasps are all part of the parade of insects that pollinate our homegrown vegetables, our orchards of apples and other flowering plants around the globe.What can I do for pollinators? Pesticides, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and habitat degradation have had the largest negative impact on pollinators. We can help by simply providing a pesticide-free habitat. Any home gardener, with even the smallest garden, can make a difference. Besides, it’s great fun.

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tockejod added this to tockejod's Ideas
December 7, 2014
Loved photo and article!
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November 16, 2014
Killer Bee
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November 5, 2014
bumble bee
prjones3rd added this to Garden Details
October 31, 2014
Pollinators like this bee provide important services to us and the ecosystem.
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October 29, 2014
Bees plants
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October 27, 2014
native bee garden
rdennis60 added this to Exterior Ideas
October 20, 2014
Most people are aware of the honeybee crisis, but honeybees aren’t the only ones in trouble. Other pollinators are also in decline. Since becoming aware of the honeybee crisis, researchers have put more emphasis into studying all pollinators. They have learned that native bees not only pollinate crops alongside honeybees, but also improve the efficiency of honeybee pollination. And some native bee species are even more efficient at pollinating than honeybees. Nurturing a garden habitat for native bees gives them a place in which to live, eat and raise their young. Creating a habitat for bees is creating a wildlife habitat for all, because it attracts other wildlife, such as butterflies, birds, hummingbirds and other insects. See how and why you should design your garden for native bees below. by Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens Benjamin Vogt / Monarch Gardens SaveEmail Why should I care about pollinators? Pollinators provide important services to us and the ecosystem. Bees, birds and bats pollinate more than a third of our crops. From our morning coffee and evening wine to our lunchtime pear and sandwich mustard, the foods on our table owe their existence to pollinators. Most pollinators are insects. Butterflies, moths, beetles, European honeybees, native bees and even flies and wasps are all part of the parade of insects that pollinate our homegrown vegetables, our orchards of apples and other flowering plants around the globe. What can I do for pollinators? Pesticides, habitat loss, habitat fragmentation and habitat degradation have had the largest negative impact on pollinators. We can help by simply providing a pesticide-free habitat. Any home gardener, with even the smallest garden, can make a difference. Besides, it’s great fun.
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October 20, 2014
Bee
ninaburkardt added this to Landscaping
October 18, 2014
Great bee landscaping ideas
decemberbride added this to decemberbride's ideas
October 16, 2014
Keep this information coming. We need to encourage our polinaters.
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October 16, 2014
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October 15, 2014
I love this bumble bee :)
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October 15, 2014
Attract honey bees
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October 15, 2014
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October 15, 2014
Good garden ideas
Jacquie Cleaver added this to Gardening
October 15, 2014
Attracting bees.
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October 15, 2014
I just love the bee!!
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October 14, 2014
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June 15, 2014
Need to know about plants for my bees so love this explicit photo.
katwellen added this to garden
March 8, 2014
Don’t fear the buzz. There are lots of cultural fears and myths about bees. The biggest one is that they are out to sting you. Nothing could be further from the truth. Sure, it took me — and even still takes me — time to calm my nerves when the garden is taking off around me in a symphony of buzzing. But native bees are almost all solitary, making them hesitant to sting, as there’s no hive to defend. Many native bees don’t even have stingers.
Andrea Grefelt added this to ANDALUSIA
March 7, 2014
Love the Buzz!
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March 7, 2014
bee photo
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March 6, 2014
important to know
janesdeal added this to Bee's in my garden
March 2, 2014
Ideas for planting for the bees
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March 2, 2014
Bees!!! Love it
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March 2, 2014
j'adore les abeilles et cette photo peut être exploitable en pastel
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March 2, 2014
Gardening for bees.
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March 1, 2014
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