Saturday, July 10, 2010

Best websites and books about pollinators and native bees

Here are the best websites and books about pollinators and native bees in Michigan:

Web sites

Michigan State University

Attracting Beneficial Insects With Native Flowering Plants. E-2973

Conserving Native Bees on Farmland. E-2985

Xerces Society

Pollinator-Friendly Parks. How to Enhance Parks, Gardens, and other Greenspaces for Native Pollinator Insects

Pollinators in Natural Areas: A Primer on Habitat Management

Farming for Bees: Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms


Pollinator Conservation Handbook, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation,

Befriending Bumble Bees, A Practical Guide to Raising Local Bumble Bees, Elaine Evans et al., University of Minnesota Extension,

The Natural History of Bumblebees: A Sourcebook for Investigations, Carol A. Kearns and James D. Thomson, University Press of Colorado, 2001