100 Plants to Feed the Bees
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100 Plants to Feed the Bees

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100 Plants to Save the Bees highlights the best species to attract and sustain honey bees, bumble bees, and other native bees and pollinators. Nectar rich and/or high value pollen plants will include varieties of native wildflowers, garden plants, native trees and shrubs, and native as well as non native bee pasture plants from alfalfa to vetch. Full colour photographs of the plant in bloom - many featuring bees busy at work - are accompanied by at a glance information including which pollinators the plant attracts and all the necessary planting data. Regional and seasonal planting guidelines ensure everyone can plant at the right time and in the right place to save their bees.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 240 pages
  • 153 x 204 x 15.24mm | 453.59g
  • North Adams, United States
  • English
  • full colour photographs and illustrations
  • 1612127010
  • 9781612127019
  • 18,298

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Plant for Pollinators

The first simple step toward protecting our pollinators is to provide the flowers they need, using no pesticides. With abundant native wildflowers, your task is even simpler: don't mow them down! This field guide identifies the plants that honey bees and native bees - as well as butterflies, moths, and hummingbirds - find most nutritious, including flowers, trees, shrubs, herbs, and pasture plants. With guidance from the Xerces Society, the global authority on insects and other invertebrates, you can turn your backyard, farm, or commumity into a thriving pollinator habitat.

Each plant profile includes which pollinators visit the plant, the quality of honey the nectar produces, when it blooms, how best to use it in the landscape, planting tips, and spectacular photography.
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Review quote

2017 GWA Media Awards Silver Medal winner

"A wonderful and much-needed book that will inspire and inform the creation of bee-friendly wildflower gardens. Perhaps we can turn our gardens, neighborhoods, towns, and cities into vast, colorful havens for bees, butterflies, and other vital insects!"
-- Dave Goulson, biologist, founder of the Bumblebee Conservation Trust, and author of A Sting in the Tale

"If you're ready to help save the bees, this is a great place to start. No matter where you live, this well-organized companion shows you the best plants to use."
-- Joe Lamp'l, creator, executive producer, and host of Growing a Greener World(R)

"The ever-helpful Xerces Society shows us how to bring back our threatened species, one gorgeous garden at a time. Everybody wins!"
-- Dar Williams, singer, songwriter, and environmental activist
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About Xerces Society

The Xerces Society is a nonprofit organization based in Portland, Oregon, that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. Established in 1971, the Society is at the forefront of invertebrate protection worldwide, harnessing the knowledge of scientists and the enthusiasm of citizens to implement conservation programs. They are the authors of 100 Plants to Feed the Bees, Farming with Native Beneficial Insects, and Attracting Native Pollinators.
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