Bees and Pollinators

Free webinar series. Watch videos here on wild bees, habitat, pesticides, bird conservation and more...

 

SWARM CHASERS STATEWIDE
Don’t spray — Call 651-436-7915

SWARM CHASERS TWIN CITIES
Don’t spray — Call 320-493-8933

DOWNLOAD WILD BEE IDENTIFICATION POSTER
by Pollinator Partnership

EASY STEPS TO HELP BEES & BUTTERFLIES
by Xerces Society

HONEY BEE CLUBS
Honey Bee Club of Stillwater
Minnesota Hobby Beekeepers
Tri-County Beekeepers Association
Dunn County Beekeepers

HONEY BEE BLOG
by Nature’s Nectar

HONEY BEE CLASSES
Women's Environmental Institute
Beez Neez
Pollinate Minnesota

HONEY BEES FOR SALE
Kelly Beekeeping, Dan Ferrise
Nature's Nectar, Jim Kloek

HONEY BEE QUEENS FOR SALE
Four Seasons Apiary
The Woodworking Beekeeper: thewoodworkingbeekeeper@gmail.com
Boreal Apiaries: borealapiaries@gmail.com
Russian Queens: mary.wingfield@junocom
Bone Lake Meadows Apiary

HOST DEFENSE
Fungi to help bee immune systems

HOW TO HELP BEES AND POLLINATORS TOOLKIT

HOW TO MAKE WILD BEE HOUSES
University of Minnesota Bee Lab

MINNESOTA BEE ATLAS - CITIZEN SCIENCE BEE COUNT
University of Minnesota Extension

MONARCHS
Monarch Joint Venture Webinar Series
Monarch Joint Venture Downloadable Publications
Save our Monarchs . How to Help
Roadside Best Management Practices for Monarchs

HOW TO HELP POLLINATORS
Pollinator Friendly Alliance

NRCS NATIONAL WILDLIFE TEAM CONSERVATION WEBINARS

POLLI*NATION 2016 LIVE PODCAST BY BACKROOM STEWDIOS on wild bees and honey bees with Dr. Vera Krischik, Becca Kvasnik and more.

ROADSIDE BEST PRACTICES TO CONSERVE POLLINATORS
Xerces Society

ROADSIDE BEST PRACTICES TO CONSERVE POLLINATORS
Beyond Pesticides

RECOMMENDED BOOKS on BEES
Raising Bumble Bees by Elaine Evans, Ian Burns, Marla Spivak
Pollinators and Native Plants by Heather Holm
BEE Identification & Forage Guide by Heather Holm
The Bees in Your Back Yard by J.Wilson & O. Carril

BOOKS ABOUT BEEKEEPING
The Biology of the Honey Bee by Mark Winston, Honey Bee Democracy by Thomas Seeley, The Beekeeper's Handbook by Diana Sammataro

 

Watch a honey bee foraging nectar.  She’s a field bee.  Insects and plants have co-evolved. Note the perfect fit of bee to flower petal.