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Coronavirus COVID-19

COVID-19 Advisory: WSU Extension is working to keep our communities safe. All Extension programming is being provided virtually, or by approved plan. Effective July 6, 2021, Snohomish County WSU Extension will have a limited administration presence at Willis Tucker Park (Snohomish). The McCollum Park campus (Everett) continues to be closed to the public.  We are available via email, phone, and webconference.

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