Helpful Resources


  1. Pollinator Pathways – Establishing Pollinator-friendly habitats and food sources for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinating insects and wildlife.
  2. Bee City USA – Cities and Campuses can sign up to be a Bee City USA.
  3. Xerces – In their publication section you will find a number of downloadable fact sheets for native bees and pollinators.
  4. Pollinator Partnership  – The Pollinator Partnership site contains useful resouces called the “Ecoregional Planting Guides” to help you find plants that attract pollinators in your region.
  5. Great Pollinator Project –  In 2007, the Center for Biodiversity and Conservation at the American Museum of Natural History and the Greenbelt Native Plant Center launched the Great Pollinator Project.
  6. Bumble Bee Watch– A collaborative effort to track and conserve North American bumble bees.  In this citizen science project participants simply upload photos of bumblebees and the identification is verified by experts.  The project will help determine the status and conservation needs of bumble bees.
  7. Discover Life– This is a great resource for identifying individual species of bees.
  8. Ecobeneficial – Useful gardening tips to improve our environment
  9. Perfect Lawn Project is a great resource to learn about the benefits of creating a chemical free lawn.
  10. Wild Bees of New York State – Native Bees – Guide to Wild Bees.  Rockefeller State Park.
  11. Native Plant Center First National Affiliate of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.
  12. Hudson Valley Bee Habitat – Hudson Valley Bee Habitat promotes public engagement with the environment and each other through the arts, bees and mindfulness.  
  13. Million Pollinator Gardens The Million Pollinator Garden Challenge has been launched by The National Pollinator Garden Network, a collaboration of stakeholders from the garden, pollinator and conservation communities working together to support the health of pollinating animals.
  14. The Great Sunflower Project A great citizen science project.
  15.  Beekeeping Safety List of Useful Resources – list of beekeeping safety resources
  16. Gardening for Pollinators – steps to create a pollinator-friendly landscape

Books of Interest

  1. Attracting Native Pollinators, the Xerces Society Guide.  Storey Publishing.
  2. The BEES In Your Backyard. Wilson, Joseph and Carril M., Olivia.  2016 Princeton     University Press
  3. Pollinators of Native Plants.  Holm, Heather. 2014 Pollination Press LLC.
  4. Bumble Bees of the Eastern United States. Colla, Sheila; Richardson, Leif; William Paul.  2012 Pollinator Partnership.
  5.  Spring Wildflowers of the Northeast.  Gracie, Carol.  2012 Princeton University Press.

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  1. Tim Stanley, is offering a class at SUNY Adirondack on Sat., April 30 on the “Introduction of Native Bees 101. It goes from 1 to 3 p.m. and it costs $19.
    can you please offer more details on how to sign up for this class?
    Nancy Brownell

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