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.
There is no single, overriding cause of insect declines. Scientists cite many factors in the sharp decline of the world's insect populations and many of these factors interact, causing even greater pressure on vulnerable populations. This blog highlights 5 of the major causes of global insect decline and a few simple actions that individuals can take to save insects from even greater declines in the future.
This month, we've decided to do something a little different and highlight 5 short educational videos to help you learn more about the importance of bees as pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to sustainable development.
Nest monitoring and maintenance are essential to maintaining bee health. Fortunately, proper care can significantly reduce the incidences of pests, parasites, and diseases and allow managed bees to thrive. This post highlights common enemies of leafcutter and mason bees as well as methods for their control.