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Planting for Pollinators: May

There's much that we can all do to help pollinators in our own backyards. It's key to remember that pollinators feed largely on flowering plants. They consume sugar-rich nectar, as well as protein and fats from pollen. Here are some hot tips for making pollinator-friendly backyards. Make sure to not use pesticides, and purchase starters that have not been treated with pesticides before you bought them. Prevent turning the soil or mulching where possible. Over 70% of native bees live in the ground, and disturbed soil ruins their homes. Plan your garden according to bloom time. Bees are busy! You know the expression, make honey while the ...