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Celebrating Pollinator Week: Supporting Bees in your Yard and Garden

Celebrating Pollinator Week: Supporting Bees in your Yard and Garden

Update: 2021-06-25
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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

·         Pollinator Plants for Northern New England Gardens

·         Establishing a Wildflower Meadow from Seed

·         Other UNH Extension resources for creating pollinator habitat

·         Protecting Pollinators While Using Pesticides

·         Bee Nest Box Guidelines

·         Building a Bee Hotel

·         Bees and their habitats in four New England states

 

Connect with us at @askunhextension on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and subscribe to the monthly Granite State Gardening newsletter.

 

Email us questions, suggestions and feedback at gsg.pod@unh.edu

 

 Cover image by - Robert Durant

Transcript by Otter.ai

 

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Celebrating Pollinator Week: Supporting Bees in your Yard and Garden

Celebrating Pollinator Week: Supporting Bees in your Yard and Garden

University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension