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  1. Alternative Pollinators
    Nest Suitability, Fine-Scale Population Structure and Male-Mediated Dispersal of a Solitary Ground Nesting Bee in an Urban Landscape Bees are the primary pollinators of flowering plants in almost all ecosystems. Worldwide declines in bee populations have raised awareness about the importance of...
  2. Alternative Pollinators
    ‘Bee Hotels’ as Tools for Native Pollinator Conservation: A Premature Verdict? Society is increasingly concerned with declining wild bee populations. Although most bees nest in the ground, considerable effort has centered on installing ‘bee hotels’—also known as nest boxes or trap nests—which...
  3. Diseases and Pests
    Today I found a nest of some sort in the brood box of an old well established swarm. I tore the nest and 2/3 of the old comb out. There was a small bundle of bees still in the box. I was wondering if anyone can tell me what to do. I have three other hives and was wondering if i should take a...
  4. Alternative Pollinators
    As a home gardener who keeps mason bees for a hobby, I am always trying different types of houses/condos and systems every year, to see what kind of success I have and how the bees use the available housing. This year I tried four types of houses and I wanted to share my harvest report and...
  5. Alternative Pollinators
    I think we might have bumble bees nesting in the ceiling at our cabin. The other night we heard lots of scratching overhead. We thought it was our resident bats. Fearing the worst, I went outside to see if I could hear anything from there. When I returned, I thought I let a bumble bee...
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