Hello Bee Lovers!

Thank you for joining our Bee Safari - we hope you had as much fun as we did. If you’re interested in getting involved with pollinator conservation, you’ll find all the tools you need on this page.

Become a citizen scientist for the Oregon Bee Project HERE

Learn how to trap and preserve bee specimens HERE

Use Bug Guide for help ID’ing bees HERE

Join Bumble Bee Watch HERE

Register your bee house in the Native Bee Network HERE

View the Xerces’ Society Plant Lists HERE

Purchase nets and collection equipment from Bioquip HERE

If you’d like to stay connected and up-to-date with what we’re doing, you can sign-up for our monthly newsletter or follow us on Instagram and Facebook. You can also check out our Etsy store - proceeds go toward developing the bee sanctuary at Willow Bar Farm. Please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. We’re always happy to help!

Bee well,

Bekah, Emma & Emily

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.