Published on May 1, 2019
Protecting & enhancing pollinators in urban landscapes (US North Central Rgn) helps you attract pollinators and protect them from pesticides. Download full publication or click articles below to view sections of publication. Author: David Smitley, MSU
Published on October 1, 2019
Smart Gardening tip sheet on knowing and identifying the insects that look like bees.
Published on January 1, 2019
Smart Gardening tip sheet for kids on how to make your yard bee-friendly
Published on October 1, 2018
Smart Gardening tip sheet on pollination in vegetable gardens and backyard fruit
Published on July 26, 2017
This guide provides step-by-step instructions for establishing a perennial wildflower planting to support pollinators of Michigan perennial fruit crops.
Published on June 21, 2017
In addition to their role for increasing bee abundance, building bee hotels can be educational and fun for people learning about wild bees.
Published on April 25, 2017
The varroa mite is a devastating pest in honey bee colonies. This kit can be used as part of an Integrated Pest Management strategy to monitor varroa mite levels to determine if your colony is at risk or requires treatment.
Published on January 25, 2017
Whether you choose weed-free or a more relaxed approach to your lawn, here are some practices that will keep it bee-friendly.
Published on January 6, 2017
Support monarchs with a season-long display of flowering trees, shrubs and perennials in your yard. Include milkweed for the caterpillars.
Published on June 10, 2016
This two-page tip sheet includes colorful pictures of milkweeds and explains how you can support the survival of monarch butterflies by growing milkweeds in your home landscape or garden.
Published on May 23, 2016
Recorded webinar on smart gardening for bees and other pollinators.