Webinar "Mitigating Pollinator Decline in Landscapes"

Ms. Heather Holm, Author and Restoration Specialist, 20 minutes.

How to identify 5 families of native bees in landscapes, provide identification and life history information, nest site descriptions, especially in spring and fall. crops: apples, squash, blue berries, tomatoes

Dr. Karl Foord, Extension Educator Entomology, UMinnesota, 20 minutes.

How to conserve bees in the landscape. Favorite nectar and pollen hosts, what crops that they pollinate, time of activity, any other information on pollination services, and how to properly use insecticides. crops: apples, squash, blue berries, tomatoes

Dr. Dan Cariveau, Assistant Professor Ecology Bees, UMinnesota, 20 minutes.

In general what do we know about bee communities, how they coexist, are they in decline.

Dr. Vera Krischik, Associate Professor, Extension Specialist Entomology, UMinnesota, Moderator and Dr. Mary Meyer, Professor, Extension Specialist Horticulture, UMinnesota


1. BEFORE THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the short PRE-TEST survey

2. AFTER THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the short POST-TEST survey

3. AFTER THE WEBINAR PLEASE: Complete the webinar evaluation

Additional Resources:

Heather Holm : Restoring the Landscape with Native Plants

UM Krischik: Pollinator Conservation

UM Krischik: Poster on Bee Conservation, Save the Bees Plant Flowers and Trees

MDA: Pollinator Best Management Practices

Dr. Cariveau pdf: Global Pollinator Declines

Dr. Cariveau pdf: Plight of the Bees

Xerces Society:  Pollinator Conservation

Dr Karl Foord: Pollinator Partnership Plant List  

Dr Karl Foord: UC Davis IPM site  

Dr Karl Foord: Colletes video on nests in ground

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