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Home Pollination

Bees and Pollination for the Home Garden – Internet links

Beelab  – Ohio State University. Links to native bees.  Webinars mostly honey bees but a couple on natives & pollinator gardens.

An Introduction to Cavity-Nesting Bees in the Puget Sound RegionWSU.  FS293E, 2018

Guide for Identifying the Common Bee Pollinators of Oregon –  Oregon Dept. of Agriculture

Bumblebee Links –  Includes plans for nest boxes.

Native Bee Links

Orchard Mason Bees (PDF)

How to Manage the Blue Orchard Bee – by Bosch & Kemp. SAN Handbook No. 5

Pollinators page – U.S. Forest Service. Many great links!  

“Mining Bees” –  Iowa State U.

Plant a Bee Garden

Native Pollinator Documents – USDA/NRCS

Plants for pollinators – U. of Minn.

Pollinator Partnership – –  Planting guides, pollinator gardens, etc.

12 Plants to Entice Pollinators to Your Garden – Oregon State U.

Butterfly Habitat GardeningUniversity of Wisconsin Extension

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Garden Using Native Plants  


Compiled by Dave Pehling
WSU Extension Snohomish County
02/2014. Updated 04/11/19