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Plants support pollinators in the most basic of ways.
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Group to celebrate national bee day on February 5 - Indian Express

Group to celebrate national bee day on February 5Indian ExpressFor the first time in the city, a day dedicated to Apis cerana bees called National Cerana Day will be celebrated on February 5 at Maharashtra Nature Park.
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Rare Bee Bee tree is thriving at Limerick’s People’s Park - Limerick Leader

Rare Bee Bee tree is thriving at Limerick’s People’s ParkLimerick LeaderIt has captured that imagination of a number of Limerick people in recent months...particularly keen bee keepers.
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Pollinators make critical contribution to healthy diets

Pollinators make critical contribution to healthy diets | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Fruits and vegetables that provide the highest levels of vitamins and minerals to the human diet globally depend heavily on bees and other pollinating animals, according to a new study.
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Pollination services at risk following declines of Swedish bumblebees

Pollination services at risk following declines of Swedish bumblebees | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered that the community composition of bumble bee species and their relative abundances have changed drastically over the last 70 years in Sweden.
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Bees 'could deter park vandals'

Bees 'could deter park vandals' | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Heritage park bosses could use bees to act as a deterrent to stop vandal attacks on historic buildings.
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Status of Pollinators in North America

Status of Pollinators in North America | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Pollinators—insects, birds, bats, and other animals that carry pollen from the male to the female parts of flowers for plant reproduction—are an essential part of natural and agricultural ecosystems throughout North America.

 

In 2006, NAS wrote the book on pollinators in NA.

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Plants for Pollinators: A Collection of Favorites - National Wildlife Federation

Plants for Pollinators: A Collection of Favorites - National Wildlife Federation | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Wildlife gardeners across the country share photos and descriptions of prized native plants that attract pollinators to their yards.
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Plant Profile: Black Willow - Pollinators Info

Plant Profile: Black Willow - Pollinators Info | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
This means that they must be cross-pollinated to set fruit. Black willow is one of the first plants of the year to come into bloom. The inconspicuous green flowers lack petals (see photo above), and are mostly wind-pollinated, but ...
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Unusual honeybee die-offs have become so severe that some US beekeepers will ... - The Guardian

Unusual honeybee die-offs have become so severe that some US beekeepers will ... - The Guardian | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
The GuardianUnusual honeybee die-offs have become so severe that some US beekeepers will ...The GuardianUnfortunately, it was the EPA itself that green-lit clothianidin and other neonics for commercial use, despite its own scientists' clear...
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pollinators and agriculture

pollinators and agriculture | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
This page is about the importance of pollination and pollinators to agriculture and crop-growing.

 

Great website curated by doctoral candidate in ecology. Subscribe for posts on familiar and unfamiliar pollinator species.

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Make Your New Year's Resolution to Plant for Pollinators!

Make Your New Year's Resolution to Plant for Pollinators! | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
RT @Pollinators: We are excited to share with you our very first APP! Download it now for FREE and start planting for pollinators!
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Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure

Honeybee deaths linked to seed insecticide exposure | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Honeybee populations have been in serious decline for years, and scientists may have identified one of the factors that cause bee deaths around agricultural fields.
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Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’

Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’ | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Photo: Pesticide Action Network North AmericaAnyone who's been stung by a bee knows they can inflict an outsized pain for such tiny insects. It makes a strange kind of sense, then, that their demis...
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Backwards Beekeepers: Settling bees...and neighbors

Backwards Beekeepers: Settling bees...and neighbors | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Settling bees...and neighbors. Pasadena Backwards Beekeeper Deborah writes: Re-stacked my hive that was upended in the Dec. 1st winds here in Pasadena. Wasn't sure what the end result would be with so many dead ...
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As agricultural riches waylay pollinators, an endangered tree suffers

As agricultural riches waylay pollinators, an endangered tree suffers | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
For the conservation of species, hostile territory might sometimes have its advantages. That's according to a study of pollen flow among trees found only in remnant patches of native Chilean forest.
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STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES

STUDIO LIBERTINY’S VASE MADE BY BEES | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it

Connected to pollination because bees nuzzle flowers...

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Plants for Pollinators | NRCS

Plants for Pollinators | NRCS | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
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A Network of Plants and Pollinators

A Network of Plants and Pollinators | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Scientists in Mongolia are studying how pollinators behave in natural habitats and what it is about particular flowers that attract particular pollinators.
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Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns

Do not harm invasive species that pollinate, study warns | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Researchers found that invasive species can become essential to the very ecosystems threatened by their presence, taking on important biological roles -- such as flower pollination -- once held by the species the interlopers helped eliminate.
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Honeybee Dance Breaks Down Cultural Barrier

Honeybee Dance Breaks Down Cultural Barrier | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
Asian and European honeybees can learn to understand one another's dance languages despite having evolved different forms of communication, an international research team has shown for the first time.
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Sex Life May Hold Key To Honeybee Survival

Sex Life May Hold Key To Honeybee Survival | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
The number and diversity of male partners a queen honeybee has could help to protect her children from disease, say scientists, who are investigating possible causes of the widespread increase in bee deaths seen around the world.
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Snug as a Bug - bug box - Shop

Snug as a Bug - bug box - Shop | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
attractive solitary bug box made from western red cedar in the UK to provide shelter and homes for solitary bees and other insects.

 

Garden ornament, too. Lovely, indeed.

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Scientists link mass death of British bees to farm pesticides | Herald Scotland

Scientists link mass death of British bees to farm pesticides | Herald Scotland | Pollinators: a plant focus, for backyards | Scoop.it
RT @watermelon_man: Shock!“@Cocoxochitl: RT @helpthebees: Scientists link mass death of British #bees to farm #pesticides http://t.co/CpTzhKZj”...
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