Diversity of Native Bees with Dr. Hannah Levenson - Shared screen with speaker view
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What does "diverse landscape" mean? Can I have it in my backyard?
Are native plants better for native bees?
If I wanted to build a 'bee house', what kinds of materials could I use?
Is it ok to have a wildflower mix that is NOT native (what you can buy at a gardening store) or should you try and only plant native wildflowers to your region?
Do you have a good resource / list for plants that will allow full season food for pollinators?
Are there good NC examples of how integrating flower strips and hedgerows reduces pesticide use in ag fields?
It seems like a lot of plantings for bees focus on wildflowers and other herbaceous plants. Going back in time, there was a lot more forest in the state. Are there woody shrubs and trees that we need to also be planting to help the native bees?
What do native bees do in the winter? How important is it to plant late-fall and winter blooming flowers?
Seeds w/o neonicotides - should these the only seeds to plant ?
can you volunteer in this research
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That was terrific, thank you!!
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This was VERY well done! Thanks for all the info.
Great job! Keep up the good work.
I planted some salvia (sage) and the bees love that
Just a note - I don't have a restrictive HOA so I've been digging up grass and spreading white clover seed to replace it. Bonus is that it provides nitrogen to soil and doesn't require mowing.
I use American Meadows to purchase from - they separate by seeds by location ie southeast pollinator seed mix. also based on climate zones - is this a good source
Same, Tricia! I’ve just been including clover seed in with my grass seed and the bees like that too and it’s great for my lawn
Seedles is a fun one - great gifts too!
Awesome job today.What is today's Bonus Code Word?
SE is currently sold out :-( https://growtherainbow.com/products/wildflower-seedles?variant=946407379
Last year for about 2 weeks, the honey bees were all over my hummingbird feeders. Were they hungry or they just found something different to eat?
Claudia--Mason Bee :)
Great job, Hannah! We are so excited that NCSU is a Bee Campus USA affiliate!
question: I'm in a townhouse that backs up to a road. I've converted the retaining wall behind me to be relatively bee-friendly, so maybe 6ft x 40ft. but it's hundreds (or more) feet away from other bee-buffets. I see lots of bumblebees on my coneflowers and partridge peas, but not much else. How can I convince a wider variety of bees that it's worth the trek?
Dr. Carley and Anne Spafford will be speaking Thursday :)
Check out our WNC species list that includes wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, grasses: https://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/native-pollinator-plants-and-nurseries.html
Thank you so much for your time, Hannah! Great presentation!!! We all learned a lot!
Excellent presentation! This has been very helpful to learn more about what I hope to see and learn in my pollinator garden.
Ernst Seeds has excellent seed mixes
Janice Levine Sitzes
This has been an awesome presentation—thank you! So interesting and informative.
Thanks so much, Hannah!
thank you both!
Very good presentation. Now I know more than the bees themselves. Thank you so much!
Yes wonderful - so glad I was able to join
Janice Levine Sitzes
This presentation was the bees’ knees!
Lindsey Mihalov Watts
Thanks so much!!