Bee Informed: Attract Pollinators, Bee-Friendly Farming, and Murder Hornets

Bee Informed: Attract Pollinators, Bee-Friendly Farming, and Murder Hornets

Each month our Bee Informed Blog highlights current news, science, and research related to solitary bee conservation, food insecurity, and sustainability.

1. How to Attract and Maintain Pollinators in your Garden 

Have you ever wondered how you can attract pollinators to your garden? Check out this fantastic resource from the University of California, Agriculture and Natural Resources, and learn how to design a lawn and garden that will attract a variety of pollinators.

Image by Pitsch from Pixabay

2. Bee Friendly Farming

Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) is a certification program from Pollinator Partnership working with farmers to help protect, preserve and promote pollinator health. Created by Kathy Kellison, in collaboration with other bee experts, BFF provides guidelines for farmers and growers to promote pollinator health on their lands.

Learn more about this program by visiting Pollinator Partnership's Website

                                 

3. Asian Giant Hornet Season

The Asian giant hornet, an invasive pest that threatens pollinators and ignores international borders, is the focus of an international effort to eradicate it in the Pacific Northwest. That's why, in the coming year, Washington state, British Columbia, and U.S. federal agencies are gearing up and collaborating on their plans to track, trap and eradicate any Asian giant hornets they find. Learn more by checking out the following links:

Image Credit: Washington State Department of Agriculture


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Apr 1st 2021 Kim Stevens

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