There’s a lot of “buzz” about pollinators these days. Protect our pollinators! Save the bees! Avoid “spicy bees!” It’s no question: Pollinators are critical to the life we are familiar with today.
But, it’s important to stop and think about what we’re all fighting for. What exactly defines a “bee” or any other insect pollinator. How are they different from other animals?
Each of these insects have unique requirements, behaviors, and seasonality. If we truly want to help bees, we need to think about the biology of bees. What plants should we grow to best suit any dietary restrictions? How should we treat our gardens and yards to provide suitable homes? What habits do we have today that might be negatively impacting their populations (even if inadvertent)?
Together, we will review the following:
- Biology of what defines a bee (pollinator?)
- Unique challenges bees face
- Gardening tips to helps support our insect pollinators
- Can we modify those trends to accommodate for our native species?
- Is there anything else we can do beyond gardening?
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