Additional Ways to Help Native Bees
- Avoid using pesticides – Neonicotinoids are a group of insecticides used widely on farms and in urban landscapes. Although less acutely toxic to mammals and other vertebrates than older insecticides, neonicotinoids are highly toxic in small quantities to bees and other beneficial insects.
- Grow a variety of pollinator friendly plants – remember that native plants are adapted to local soils and climates and usually are the best sources of nectar and pollen for native pollinators
- Add a pollinator habitat sign to your yard – Let your friends and neighbors know your garden is providing resources for our pollinators! Spread the word! Visit Xerces Society Gift Shop or Monarch Joint Venture
- Become a citizen scientist – Download the iNaturalist app, Bumble Bee Watch app, or host a Beeblitz to record and submit your native bee observations to scientists!