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  • Cellophane native bee.

    Pollinators in urban landscapes

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most plants need pollination to reproduce and grow fruit. While some plants are wind-pollinated, many require assistance from insects, bats, hummingbirds or other animals.

  • Gypsy moth caterpillar.

    Best Management Practices

    Published on May 1, 2019

    Most pesticide applications by tree care professionals are due to a few exotic pests.

  • Western honey bee.

    Considerations for disease management

    Published on May 1, 2019

    It was previously thought that fungicides and bactericides are harmless to honey bees and other pollinators, and in fact, most fungicides are still considered relatively safe, even while spraying when pollinators are present.

  • Sedum flower.

    Flowers throughout the year

    Published on May 1, 2019

    The best habitats for bees have flowering plants rich in nectar and pollen throughout the growing season. Survey your yard and garden to see when flowers are abundant and when they are scarce.

  • Pipevine swallowtail butterfly.

    Better habitat for bees

    Published on May 1, 2019

    In general, herbs and garden perennials are good for bees, while most annual bedding plants are less attractive to them.

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