Planting for the Bees’ Needs – Providing Habitat for Honey Bees and Wild Bees
Did you know that Connecticut has 349 species of bees – and honey bees are only one species? Bees are important to us for producing honey and wax and pollinating our crops, and they also are important to the health of our environment, pollinating our native wild plants. We get many of our ideas about bees from what we know about honey bees, but honey bees are very different from our native wild bees. Learn about the life cycles of bees, where they live, and what plants they need to thrive, and how to protect them from pesticides.
Below is the presentation given by Dr. Kim Stoner at the Museum of Connecticut History: