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Photo: Dianna Kerr, Penn State
Creating a Pollinator Garden - Workshops Workshops
Learn how you can help pollinators in your yard! More
Plants left standing provide homes for pollinators and add winter interest to your garden. Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Fall Garden Care for Pollinators - Articles Articles
This article discusses the beneficial pollinators that overwinter in the garden and best practices for providing habitat for them. More
Pollinators on Solidago rigida (stiff goldenrod) Photo credit: Connie Schmotzer
Best Plants for Pollinators - News News

Best Plants for Pollinators

05/21/2018

Research conducted by Penn State Master Gardeners reveals the best plants to attract and support pollinators. Find out more through this article and accompanying pollinator fact sheets. More
Penn State Master Gardeners Alice Simmons and Steve Lentz monitor pollinator preference plants at John C. Rudy County Park in York County. Photo: Penn State
Penn State Master Gardener Programs Promote Pollinator Populations - News News
Master Gardener initiatives help to restore bee populations, include the Pollinator Preference Program, which guides homeowners and gardeners on the best flower varieties to attract and support pollinators. More
Female cuckoo bee, Triepeolus remigatus. Photo by Alex Surcică, Penn State
Protecting Pollinators: What Role Can the Greenhouse Industry Play? - News News
The Center for Pollinator Research at Penn State University recently released the Pennsylvania Pollinator Protection Plan. More
A successful pollinator garden includes a diversity of plants. Photo by Connie Schmotzer
Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens - Articles Articles

Planting Pollinator-Friendly Gardens

乐动体育注册 Constance Schmotzer

One of the most important ways you can help pollinators is by provisioning your yard with plants that provide pollen and nectar. To attract butterflies, you will also need to include a variety of larval host plants for caterpillars to eat. More
Waste watermelon on the edge of picnic grounds serves as a sugar buffet for honeybees and yellow jackets. Photo: T. Butzler, Penn State
Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall - Articles Articles

Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall

乐动体育注册 Tom Butzler

In the fall, bees and wasps are on the hunt for sweets or carbohydrates, the primary energy source that keeps them flying and active for other routine activities. More
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout - Articles Articles
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. This two-page piece gives gardeners tips on making their yards safe homes for pollinators. More
Small Striped Bee (Halictus). Photo USGS Bee Inventory.
What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees? - Articles Articles

What Can We Do to Encourage Native Bees?

Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Tianna DuPont

Pollinators need a diverse, abundant food source and a place to build their nests and rear their young. If we keep these two elements in mind we can encourage native bee populations. More
Varroa mite parasitizing bee. Thought to be one of the major factors contributing to hive losses. Photo Alex Wild.
Pollinator Declines - Articles Articles

Pollinator Declines

乐动体育注册 Christina Grozinger, Ph.D., Shelby Fleischer, Ph.D., Tianna DuPont

Domestic honey bees hives are down by 59% compared to 60 years ago with rapid declines over the last forty years. The populations of some native bee species may also be declining. More
Anise Hyssop (Agastache foeniculum): Perennial Photo, Sandy Feather
Landscaping to Attract and Conserve Beneficial Insects - Articles Articles
Beneficial insects are those that consume or parasitize insect pests. More
Gardening for Butterflies
Gardening for Butterflies - Articles Articles

Gardening for Butterflies

Margaret C. Brittingham, Ph.D.

Learn about the butterfly life cycle, and how to manage your garden to attract butterflies. More
Planting for Pollinators
Planting for Pollinators - Articles Articles

Planting for Pollinators

乐动体育注册 Constance Schmotzer

While springtime can often mean ants coming into the kitchen, other insects and animals are hard at work outside pollinating plants. More