Farming for Bees

Guidelines for Providing Native Bee Habitat on Farms

Farming for Bees
By Mace Vaughan, Matthew Shepherd, Claire Kremen and Scott Hoffman Black

This booklet outlines ways to protect and enhance habitat for native crop pollinators in the farm landscape. It includes advice on simple changes that can be made in farm management for the benefit of native bees, as well as information on how to enhance or provide important habitat features, such as nest sites and forage. Also included are case studies and links to plant lists across the country.

If you are interested in these guidelines, you also may want to read Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies.

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