Enhancing Pollinators With Landscape Management

Commercial Mason Bee House

Bees collect pollen to feed to their brood. Without pollen, the brood starves and the bees are eliminated. In their native habitats, bees encounter a variety of plants with differing phenologies. Some flower early, some midseason and some flower late. Together, these plants supply a continuous source of pollen. In agroecosystems, as vast area may be cultivated with a single plant. For instance rape seed flowers early for a few weeks, then sets seed. It requires…

Source: Living With Insects Blog

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