Category Archives: Bees

Upcoming Events

Native Garden Sale,  Saturday June 2,   from 9am-1pm Opportunity to purchase native plants. Will also have annuals and herbs for sale, and Honey Creek selling their delicious local honey. Master Gardeners and a Certified Naturalist will be on hand to answer questions. … Continue reading

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Andover Garden Tour

Mark your calendar for the upcoming Andover Pollinator Awareness Project annual garden tour on Saturday July 21. A garden tour map will soon be available.

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Flowers for Pollinators

Check out this “Yard and Garden” link at the University of Minnesota Extension: Flowers for Pollinators — This site contains many links to information regrading Growing landscapes for bees and other pollinators. Pollinators help plants grow fruit or seeds that … Continue reading

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Free Pollinator Brochures

Pollinator Brochures from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Bee Lab, Monarch Lab and Master Gardener Program How Can You Help Pollinators Thrive:   Plant flowers to help the pollinators in your community:   Pollinator Cafe:

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Rain Gardens – construction and planting

Are you considering building a rain garden? If so, take a look at projects created by members of the Andover Pollinator Awareness Project. These rain gardens are located in Andover, MN. The presentations not only show the steps for constructing … Continue reading

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Five videos from the Pollinator Friendly Alliance

Videos posted by Pollinator Friendly Alliance and Pollinate MN, with the generous support of the Food Building, The Lone Grazer Creamery, and Red Table Meat Company. Videos are from the People For Pollinators symposium held in West St. Paul on … Continue reading

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Wilds Bees

People For Pollinators symposium was held at the Dakota Lodge in West St. Paul on March 8, 2016. This session from the pollinator-friendly symposium, “Amazing Bees – Wild In More Ways Than One,” was presented by Sarah Foltz Jordan (Xerces … Continue reading

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Bee Colony Collapse Disorder

Bees are critical to ensuring our food supply, yet they are disappearing at an alarming rate. Over thirty percent of our agricultural crops depend on bees for pollination, and bee pollination means about $15 billion in agricultural production for the … Continue reading

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How much do you know about pollinators?

  The produce section of grocery stores would be rather empty without the hard work of bees, birds, butterflies, bats and other pollinators. More than 80 percent of the world’s plants need pollinators to survive, including many that provide the … Continue reading

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Building an Insect Hotel

by Robin Horton, originally published by Yardfarmers blog  | Mar 1, 2016 Editor’s Note – Attract beneficial insects to your yardfarm by building them insect hotels. This article + infographic were originally posted on and written by Robin Horton. … Continue reading

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