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Diversity of Native Bees with Dr. Hannah Levenson - Shared screen with speaker view
Adam Bensley
42:10
If anyone has questions, feel free to drop them in the chat
Joanie Aitken
42:44
What does "diverse landscape" mean? Can I have it in my backyard?
Brittany
42:50
Are native plants better for native bees?
Tricia Cage
43:11
If I wanted to build a 'bee house', what kinds of materials could I use?
Beth Rosen
43:33
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?
Tricia Cage
44:41
Do you have a good resource / list for plants that will allow full season food for pollinators?
phyllisstiles
47:49
Are there good NC examples of how integrating flower strips and hedgerows reduces pesticide use in ag fields?
Adam Bensley
48:36
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?
Adam Bensley
50:31
What do native bees do in the winter? How important is it to plant late-fall and winter blooming flowers?
Christine Whitley
50:38
Seeds w/o neonicotides - should these the only seeds to plant ?
Christine Whitley
51:28
can you volunteer in this research
Brittany
51:46
Scavenger Hunt Participants: Your word of the day is "Mason Bee" Don't forget to check out the rest of this week's Lunch & Learns for more words that will earn you additional entries! If you would like to join the scavenger hunt: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/169bGuXXy9cCvvQvt0k1_Fh1n22rhkneYRQv65c51yyQ/edit?ts=60cc313b
Amanda French
53:14
That was terrific, thank you!!
Adam Bensley
53:38
To register for our other events this week, visit https://cals.ncsu.edu/news/celebrate-pollinator-week-june-21-27/
lcanada
53:41
This was VERY well done! Thanks for all the info.
Mark Hepner
53:55
Great job! Keep up the good work.
Amanda French
55:02
I planted some salvia (sage) and the bees love that
Tricia Cage
58:09
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.
Christine Whitley
58:14
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
Amanda French
58:58
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
Stephanie Teeter
59:05
Seedles is a fun one - great gifts too!
Claudia Mello
59:15
Awesome job today.What is today's Bonus Code Word?
Stephanie Teeter
59:34
SE is currently sold out :-( https://growtherainbow.com/products/wildflower-seedles?variant=946407379
Claudia Mello
01:00:35
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?
Brittany
01:00:39
Claudia--Mason Bee :)
phyllisstiles
01:01:42
Great job, Hannah! We are so excited that NCSU is a Bee Campus USA affiliate!
Brittany
01:01:55
https://chatham.ces.ncsu.edu/profile/debbie-roos/
Beth Rosen
01:02:13
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/2018-Top-25-Pollinator-Plants.pdf?fwd=no
Stephanie Teeter
01:03:28
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?
Beth Rosen
01:04:53
https://www.arborday.org/trees/health/pests/article-trees-for-bees.cfm
Brittany
01:05:31
Dr. Carley and Anne Spafford will be speaking Thursday :)
Brittany
01:06:42
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BeePlants2015.pdf?fwd=no
Brittany
01:07:03
https://growingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Pollinator-Garden-Plant-List-2019-1.pdf?fwd=no
phyllisstiles
01:07:46
Check out our WNC species list that includes wildflowers, shrubs, trees, vines, grasses: https://www.ashevillegreenworks.org/native-pollinator-plants-and-nurseries.html
Brittany
01:10:07
Thank you so much for your time, Hannah! Great presentation!!! We all learned a lot!
Patricia Aune
01:10:23
Excellent presentation! This has been very helpful to learn more about what I hope to see and learn in my pollinator garden.
phyllisstiles
01:11:00
Ernst Seeds has excellent seed mixes
Janice Levine Sitzes
01:12:14
This has been an awesome presentation—thank you! So interesting and informative.
cldavis9
01:12:43
Thanks so much, Hannah!
Stephanie Teeter
01:12:57
thank you both!
Yasser Cardenas
01:13:01
Very good presentation. Now I know more than the bees themselves. Thank you so much!
Christine Whitley
01:13:06
Yes wonderful - so glad I was able to join
Janice Levine Sitzes
01:13:18
This presentation was the bees’ knees!
Lindsey Mihalov Watts
01:13:24
Thank you!
Tricia Cage
01:14:56
Thanks so much!!
Claudia Mello
01:15:58
good luck