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Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms

By Mace Vaughan, Jennifer Hopwood, Eric Lee-Mӓder, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen, Anne Stine, and Scott Hoffman Black

Farming for Bees outlines ways to protect and enhance habitat for native crop pollinators in the farm landscape. Containing a wealth of information about common groups of native bees, their habitat requirements, and conservation strategies to increase their numbers on farms. This guide includes sections on:

  • Establishing pollinator habitat
  • Using flowering cover crops to support bees
  • Extensive pesticide risk reduction guidance
  • Checklists of farm habitat features for bees
  • New case studies from farms across the country

This publication is available as a free PDF, using the download link below.


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