Simple Ways You Can Help Save Bees: Click here to view PDF of presentation
Bee Friendly Flowers: Click here to view PDF of presentation
Learn more about pollinator preservation:
- To see images of hundreds of pollinator friendly plants, go to www.protectpollinators.org and click on the Pollinator Paradise Garden link. This site is maintained by Debbie Roos, Horticulture agent for Chatham County Cooperative Extension.
- Visit NC Extension’s Going Native webpage at www.ncsu.edu/goingnative/ for native plant recommendations suited to your area.
- Learn more about establishing and maintaining a pollinator friendly yard from the Xerces Society for Invertebrate (Insect) Conservation: http://www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/gardens/
- Get more tips on gardening for pollinators from the USDA Forestry Service: http://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml
- Be sure to check out the Xerces Society factsheet on ‘Southeast Plants for Native Bees’: http://www.xerces.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/plants-fact-sheet_southeast.pdf
- Get to know our native bees with this beautiful 48 page guide from the USDA Forest Service: http://www.fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/stelprdb5306468.pdf
- Learn more about the causes of bee decline from this great 15 minute TED talk presented by Marla Spivak, University of Minnesota Entomology Professor and a leading researcher on the causes of bee decline: http://www.ted.com/talks/marla_spivak_why_bees_are_disappearing
Use Extension Search to find research based information from Cooperative Extension systems across the U.S.
Contact your local Cooperative Extension office to learn more about gardening and landscape care and to get expert advice from an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer. Go to https://www.ces.ncsu.edu/local-