You Can Support Monarchs, Honey Bees, and Native Bees

You Can Support Monarchs, Honey Bees, and Native Bees

 Ohio is springing into the season, and native bees and other pollinators are emerging from their bee hives, ground nests, and nesting blocks to pollinate the spring bloom and raise the next generation of pollinators.

 Leading up to Celebrate Ohio Pollinator Week, June 17-25, Ohioans are encouraged to plant for pollinators.  The Celebrate Ohio Pollinator Partners are reaching out through social media guiding Ohioans in the many ways to plant for pollinators. Small or large, flower beds or a pollinator meadow, any size pollinator habitat helps provide diverse, pesticide-free pollen and nectar for honey bees and native pollinators.  Follow us on social media and learn how you can plant pollinator habitat.

 Promoting the planting of pollinator habitat will support the health of all pollinators struggling due to the cumulative effect of pesticides, pests, pathogens, and poor forage.  Pesticide free, diverse pollen and nectar plants are vital to the health of honey bee hives, and all pollinators.  As monarchs migrate from Mexico to Canada plenty of forage is needed to fuel their flight across North America.

 Be a part of Celebrate Ohio Pollinators, June 17-25, 2017 by planting pollinator habitat now and sharing pictures of your blooms mid-June during Ohio Pollinator Week.