Swell Plant Sources

Swell Places To Shop in the Twin Cities Area (MN) Bachman’s Many locations. All Bachman’s grown annuals are neonic free, ask regarding perennials, shrubs and trees. Egg|Plant Urban Farm Supply 1771 Selby Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104 • 651-645-0818 Plants and seeds. Fruit trees, shrubs, berries. Hampden Park Co-op 928 Raymond Ave., St. Paul, MN…

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Products to Avoid

A Partial List If you care about pollinators, be on the alert for neonics. They can hide under a multitude of aliases in lawn treatments, Japanese beetle sprays, and tree-treatments for emerald ash-borer. Treatment in your neighbors yard can kill the bees in your yard, so the time to talk about this is now. Be…

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List of Foods We Will Lose if We Don’t Save the Bees

Pollinators are required for one third of the world’s food crop. It’s not just honeybees at risk here; there are the myriad native pollinators ; the bumblebees, solitary bees, wasps, flies and beetles and beneficial insects such as ladybird beetles, and lacewings are in steep decline. They, and we, are all connected in the larger…

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Insect-Friendly Gardens

By Margot Monson · Park Bugle · March 25, 2014 For all the gardeners and flowering plant lovers who want to create an environment that attracts beneficial insects to your yards and gardens, consider choosing your plants with extra care this spring. This includes the potted plants and baskets of colorful annuals you may choose for gifts.…

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Bee Thirsty No More

Garden Mentors · March 20, 2010 When I first met Corky to talk about bringing in Ballard Bees to my garden, he pointed out that the bees would love some of my shallow bird baths. Yep, the bees get thirsty too. He did suggest adding woven sticks, wine corks or other items that float so…

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Worldwide Integrated Assessment

The Worldwide Integrated Assessment of the Impact of Systemic Pesticides on Biodiversity and Ecosystems (WIA) has examined over 800 scientific studies spanning the last five years, including industry sponsored ones. It is the single most comprehensive study of neonics ever undertaken, is peer reviewed, and published as free access so that the findings and the source material can be thoroughly examined by others.

Great Pollinator Project

A project of the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center Greenbelt Native Plant Center in collaboration with the Great Sunflower Project in San Francisco.

Bee Squad

Inspired by Dr. Marla Spivak at the U of MN Bee Lab, the Bee Squad helps beekeepers and the community in the Twin Cities area foster healthy bee populations and pollinator landscapes through education and hands-on mentorship.

The Xerces Society » Pollinator Conservation

Information on the biology and conservation of native bees, provided by the XercesSociety for Invertebrate Conservation.

Project Wild

A wildlife-focused conservation education program for K-12 educators and their students.