• Know Your 5

    A joint VCE and UVM Extension project through the Vermont Pollinator Working Group

    With more than 350 species of bees in Vermont, it’s daunting to understand them all. For each crop below, we have summarized the pollination needs and identified 5 bees (or other pollinators) that provide pollination services, or are supported by each crop. By identifying and understanding the natural history of these bees, you can provide the specific habitat that will help to ensure resilient and abundant pollination services and the tasty treats that result. Created by Spencer Hardy and Laura Johnson with funding from an Apis Fund Award from the Gund Institute for Environment at the University of Vermont.

    Two additional resources have been generated through this project to help with plant selection and sourcing – a select list of native pollinator plants and a living list of local sources for native plants and seeds.