Pollination and Bees

Information on pollination and bees, including gardening for native pollinators, such as butterflies, hummingbirds and beneficial insects like moths and wasps. Tips on bee health, Beekeeping 101 and pollination requirements for fruits and nuts.

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Mason bee house. Photo credit: Dyan Eisenberger
Mason Bees in the Home Garden - Articles Articles
Learn about the importance of mason bees as pollinators and how to encourage their activity in your garden. More
Burnside Plantation Series: National Pollinator Week Celebration
Burnside Plantation Series: National Pollinator Week Celebration - News News
Join the Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners at the Burnside Plantation Pollinator Garden for a special event celebrating National Pollinator Week on Saturday, June 23, 2018. More
Burnside Plantation Series: Creating a Monarch Way Station Adult Workshop
Burnside Plantation Series: Creating a Monarch Way Station Adult Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Free
Join the Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners at Burnside Plantation's Pollinator Garden for a free workshop. More
Ruby-throated hummingbird at a cardinal flower at John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania by Bill Buchanan/USFWS. Licensed under CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons
Burnside Plantation Series: Create a Hummingbird Haven Adult Workshop - Workshops Workshops
Free
Join the Lehigh and Northampton County Master Gardeners at Burnside Plantation's Pollinator Garden for a free workshop. More
Photo 1. Two type of bee hotels for stem nesters: (left) Box with cardboard straws and (right) wooden block with drilled holes. Photo credit: Margarita López-Uribe, Penn State
Spring Bees: Who Are They and Where Do They Live? - Articles Articles

Spring Bees: Who Are They and Where Do They Live?

Margarita López-Uribe, Ph.D.

While spring is the beginning of the beekeeping season, early blooming plants not only feed honey bees but also hundreds of native solitary bee species that emerge at around the same time. More
Monarch on Tithonia by Patti Coolsen, Penn State Master Gardener
Plant It and They May Come - Workshops Workshops

Plant It and They May Come

07/12/2018

New Bloomfield, PA

Free
Learn about different kinds of butterflies, beyond the familiar monarch, as well as the host and nectar plants that will attract them to your garden. More
Adam Ricci Butterfly Garden: Seed Collecting
Adam Ricci Butterfly Garden: Seed Collecting - Workshops Workshops

Adam Ricci Butterfly Garden: Seed Collecting

09/22/2018

Enola, PA

Free
The Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden is located near the Midway Pavilion at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola, in East Pennsboro Township. More
Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden: Garden Grand Opening
Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden: Garden Grand Opening - Workshops Workshops
Free
The Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden is located near the Midway Pavilion at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola, in East Pennsboro Township. More
Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden: Meet the Butterflies
Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden: Meet the Butterflies - Workshops Workshops
Free
The Adams Ricci Butterfly Garden is located near the Midway Pavilion at Adams Ricci Park, 100 E. Penn Drive, Enola, in East Pennsboro Township. More
Master Gardener Workshop Series: Honeybees
Master Gardener Workshop Series: Honeybees - Workshops Workshops

Master Gardener Workshop Series: Honeybees

10/10/2018

Kingston, PA

$5.00
Learn about honeybees and beekeeping in Northeastern Pennsylvania. More
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania
Tracking the Health of Feral Honey Bees in Pennsylvania - Articles Articles
Dr. Margarita M. López-Uribe is leading a project to map feral bees and analyze their immune systems. If you are aware of an unmanaged honeybee colony, please let us know. More
Waste watermelon on the edge of picnic grounds serves as a sugar buffet for honeybees and yellow jackets. Photo: T. Butzler, Penn State
Bees and Wasps: Foraging for Food in the Fall - Articles Articles
In the fall, bees and wasps are on the hunt for sweets or carbohydrates, the primary energy source that keeps them flying and active for other routine activities. More
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases
A Quick Reference Guide to Honey Bee Parasites, Pests, Predators, and Diseases - Articles Articles
This brochure is a reference to common honey bee maladies, including varroa mite, tracheal mite, bee louse, skunks, bears, foulbrood, and nosema. It also includes references for more information. More
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Handout - Articles Articles
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. This two-page piece gives gardeners tips on making their yards safe homes for pollinators. More
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Flyer
Certify Your Pollinator-friendly Garden: Flyer - Articles Articles
Bees and other pollinators are in trouble. This one-page piece gives gardeners tips on making their yards safe homes for pollinators. More
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