Here are the four “P’s” to create a pollinator friendly garden and yard. With a little bit of planning you can create an ideal environment for your bees and subsequently enjoy the harvests of their labors.
Bees use pollen as food. They eat it themselves and collect it for their offspring. For optimal pollination and bee reproduction follow these tips:
All insecticides harm bees; we suggest avoiding them. However there are a few tricks if you must use an insecticide to help minimize the damage to the bees.
Protect From Predators
We go into more detail with this here on our pest page. A few of our suggestions include:
Place to Nest
All of our bees are tunnel nesting bees. They make their homes in tunnels they find. In the wild they will use holes in dead trees, crevices under rocks, ect.. If bees can not find a good place to nest they will fly away. You can create your own bee house or buy one here. Our bee houses are made to attract bees and are an ideal place for bees to lay their offspring. Check out our top nesting materials page here for more information on choosing a bee house.