Mason Bee Edu: Bringing Biology alive!
Mason Bee Edu is an instructional resource for high school science educators who want to enrich their curriculum and foster a greater understanding of pollinator biology, the importance and role of solitary bees in food production and ecosystem services, and the need for conservation of solitary, wild bees.
Pesticides are commonly used in urban, rural, and agricultural environments to kill pests, diseases, and weeds. However, many pesticides also harm pollinators. This post highlights a few of the dangers of pesticide use on our bee species and some pollinator-friendly pest control strategies to try out in your garden.
Each month our Bee Informed Blog highlights current news, science, and research related to solitary bee conservation, food insecurity, and sustainability.
Global climate change already has observable effects on the environment. Extreme weather is more frequent and more intense, plant and animal ranges have shifted, and plants are blooming earlier. These changes are having an impact on our bee populations.