Pollinator Links

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Common Milkweed – critical habitat for the Monarch Butterfly. This milkweed is planted near the Andover, MN City Hall. Photo by: unknown

Here’s the colony-killing mistake backyard beekeepers make – bee killer

Having trouble keeping those deer out of your garden.  For ideas on that topic, please visit:  Oh, Deer! 10 Native Flowers That Stand Up to the Herds

Small Carpenter Bees Are Looking for a Home in Your Plant Stems

Encourage Bumblebees in Your Garden by Providing Forage All Season

Gardening in March Do’s and Don’ts | KARE11.com

Going Beyond Sustainability: The Essentials of EcoBeneficial Gardening – EcoBeneficial! ®

Common Types of Minnesota Bees presented by Natural Shore Technologies

Plants that draw pollinators to your garden presented by Seed Savers Exchange 

Native Bees, Solitary Bees, Wild Bees: for more information, please visit the Minnesota Bee lab

Guide to Minnesota Wildflowers – Photos and information about wild plants that grow in Minnesota, both native and non-native.

Minnesota Native Plant Encyclopedia – search by county, soil type, sun/shade, color, etc.

Science for kidsgreat video of bees.  Learn about the honeybee hive, queen bee, worker bees and drones.

Pollinator Partnership – a non-profit 501(c)3 organization and the largest in the world dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems

Bee Smart Pollinator Gardener app – an easy and most useful tool to help plan an array of pollinator gardens.

How to Create a Pollinator Victory Garden

Pollinator Friendly Alliance – this group is located in Stillwater, MN.  This site has wonderful information about pollinators.

Plants for Minnesota Bees –  A list of pollinator friendly plants provided by the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Pollinators and Their Habitat – Minnesota Department of Agriculture information regarding pollinators.

Interesting articles (added on 2-5-16)

Insect Hotels  Learn how to make your own insect hotel.

The USDA asks: How much do you know about pollinators? | NRCS