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One man is on a mission in South Carolina.
Most people would flee from a dark cloud of honeybees buzzing around them. Scott Derrick relishes the frenetic buzz – at least when he’s dressed in a full-body protective suit. In 2004...
Backyard beekeeping can be a “honey” of a hobby
People get into beekeeping for a variety of reasons. Maybe they want the honey, need the bees for pollinating a fruit crop, or just to help increase the declining honeybee population. It’s wise...
Native trees are what bees and butterflies prefer
When we talk about planting for pollinators, we often think about native wildflowers. But trees are just as important. Nationwide, the top trees for pollinators are oak, cherry, plum, willow, birch,...
Plant for pollinators this year during National Pollinator Week, June 15 – 21, 2015.
National Pollinator Week is a celebration of the valuable eco-system services provided by bees, butterflies, beetles, birds and beetles, and was initiated and is managed by the Pollinator Partnership...
Government goals are to reduce honey bee colony losses, increase monarch butterfly numbers, and restore or enhance millions of acres of land for pollinators.
Pollinators are critical to the Nation’s economy, food security, and environmental health. Honey bee pollination alone adds more than $15 billion in value to agricultural crops each year, and...
Attract blue orchard mason bees to your garden or backyard this spring.
While honeybees are important to agriculture, it seems that blue orchard mason bees are actually a better and more efficient pollinator of native crops. Scientists estimate that one foraging female...
Take a look at these new products to help you achieve your gardening goals this year!
Create a biodiverse ecosystem in your backyard with these tips from Kim Eierman.
On her Indiana acreage, Eloisa Garza is racing to save pollinators.
Learn about honey bees at Wild Creek Bee Farm and the issues that are creating a "buzz."