Celebrating Pollinator Week: Supporting Bees in your Yard and Garden

Emma and Nate celebrate pollinator week by talking about protecting and supporting bees in yards and gardens.

We’ve all heard that bees are in trouble, but you may wonder why, and more importantly what you can do to support bees and other pollinators. In this episode of Granite State Gardening, UNH Extension’s Emma Erler and Nate Bernitz share proven tips and solutions for supporting pollinators on your property. This conversation is very practical, and gets into the kind of detail and nuance gardeners are looking for to go beyond basic concepts. Emma and Nate also cover a wide range of topics, discussing bees and what differentiates them from other insects, and different types of bees including but not at all limited to honeybees. You’ll definitely walk away from this episode with ideas you can put to practice.

·         Featured Plant: Cosmos (Cosmos bipinnatus)
 
Resources:
 
·         Pollinator Week
·         Bee Nest Box Guidelines
·         Building a Bee Hotel
 
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 Cover image by - Robert Durant
Transcript by Otter.ai
 


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