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100 Plants to Save the Bees: The Best Blooms to Nourish and Sustain Native Bees, Honey Bees, and Other Pollinators

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The international bee crisis is threatening our global food supply, but this user-friendly field guide shows what you can do to help protect our pollinators. The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation offers browsable profiles of 100 common flowers, herbs, shrubs, and trees that attract bees, butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds. The recommendations are simple: sow s ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published December 27th 2016 by Storey Publishing, LLC (first published April 19th 2016)
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Clare O'Beara
I totally enjoyed this colourful book of facts and figures, copiously illustrated with photos. We first find out what insects are pollinators and learn about honey; plants provide a variety of resources for bees and we use some of those too. Pollen, nectar, honeydew, propolis and shelter are the main assets.

A key indicates which plants feed honeybees, other native bees, butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. Some plants can be planted in gardens across America and others will thrive in certain re
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Rebecca Crawshaw
Feb 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I have been looking into starting a flower garden and what better way than to include plants that will help out the bees and other pollinators! Loved the beautiful pictures and also the useful info on necessary sun/water/soil.
Mark
Nov 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
DPL but will purchase a copy.
penny shima glanz
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
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This primer includes not only specific species that are helpful for a vibrant bee population but also provides basics on the anatomy and interaction of flowers and bees. It explains what makes a good pollinator plant and includes tips for planting to help attract bees. Three key takeaways are to make sure that plants are acquired from a pesticide-free nursery, monitor the plants, and to plant a diverse selection of species to help control pests and provide beneficial food and shelter to a range ...more
Katherine
Jul 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
If you're looking to increase pollinator habitat in your garden, small farm, or for restoration projects this book is perfect. Short, sweet, and to the point you can breeze through it in one sitting or keep it on the shelf to flip through as a reference when needed. Includes large color photos, recommended species to plant, and the types of pollinators the flower attracts. Also includes bloom time, geographic distribution, and recommended uses.
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Apr 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is a really helpful book about which flowers to plant that will attract butterflies, bees and hummingbirds. I loved that there was a picture of each plant/flower.
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This is perfect read for a snowy March day when your garden is covered with a foot of snow and you hate winter with a black passion.
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