How to protect bees in my yard, garden

Bee on flowerMost people don’t realize that we have over 100 different species of native bees that are important for pollinating native plants and the ornamental plants in your yard and garden. These native bees and other insects that pollinate plants are just as important as the better-recognized honey bees and bumble bees. All of the pollinators are susceptible to insecticides if they come in contact with them, on the surface of flower petals, or when consuming nectar or pollen. The most important thing that you can do to protect pollinators is to avoid spraying open flowers with any insecticide.

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