Bees: Protect Your Pollinators

Native bees are essential to ensure a healthy, productive garden.

Bumblebees use their long tongues to feed on the flower nectar of fruit and garden crops, and their fuzzy hair picks up and distributes pollen.
Photo courtesy David Green
A digger bee feeds on and pollinates a sunflower.
Left: When berries are not fully pollinated by bees, small and malformed fruit often is the result. Right: Bees have successfully pollinated this berry.
Photo courtesy David Green
This well-made nesting box for orchard mason bees from features cleanable stacking trays and a green predator guard to preven woodpeckers from eating the bee cocoons and larvae.

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