Help Bees & Other Pollinators

You don't need to be a beekeeper to help our diminishing bee and pollinator populations!
Here are some tips to follow to do your part:

  • Plant native flowers and plants - Here is a great native plant list for the midwest. | Other Areas
  • Leave dandelions, dutch clover, and other native flowers alone to grow
  • Purchase honey from local beekeepers
  • Avoid pesticides and herbacides
  • If you absolutely need to spray pesticides follow these tips:
    • Spray after the sun sets to prevent spraying foraging bees
    • Spray when it is not windy out
  • Talk to friends, family, and neighbors about the importance of bees and other pollinators