Hello Bee Friends Forever!

Thank you again for visiting the Bee & Bloom booth! We hope you enjoyed chatting with us about all the ways we can bee better friends to our favorite fuzzy flying creatures!

For more information about providing solitary bee habitat check out our blog HERE
For more information on providing bee forage, view the Xerces’ Society Plant Lists
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Bee well,

Bekah, Emma & Emily

As you learned at our booth, many of our bees and pollinators are struggling for survival, but the good news is that there is so much we can do to help! The P’s for Pollinators make it easy:

Plant natives

Ornamentals are beautiful, but don’t produce much nectar or pollen. Native, flowering plants provide the most forage for honey and native bees alike. Stagger blooming times so there are flowers during spring, summer, and fall to ensure there is food for bees with different active periods.

Pitch pesticides out

Pesticides don’t discriminate, killing bees alongside pests. Systemics, like “neonics”, are particularly harmful. Ask garden store employees which plants and seeds have been treated before purchasing.

Provide bee habitats

Most bees are solitary, gentle, and low-maintenance. Provide nesting-sites for ground-nesting bees by leaving low-traffic areas of bare ground with ample sunlight, drainage, and loose soil. Support tunnel-nesting bees by hanging “bee houses”. There are numerous commercial options available, but they are easy to DIY!

Preach stewardship

Teach others about wild bees and how they, too, can support pollinators for a “fruit-full” future.