bees

Collateral Damage: Pollinators, Climate Change and Zika

These bees – pollinators that work to ensure that many of our wild and domestic plants and crops get pollinated and are allowed to fruit – were not killed by … Read more

Bee One in a Million

Updated: June 23, 2016 Since 1936, the National Wildlife Federation has worked to conserve the nation’s wildlife and wild places. As part of our 80th anniversary celebration, we are recognizing … Read more

Fuzzy-legged Leafcutter Bee (Megachile melanophaea) by Clay Bolt

Sharing a Passion for “Beautiful Bees”

Like most people, Clay Bolt once pictured the familiar black-and-yellow-striped honey bee as soon as he heard someone say the word “bee.” These much beloved but beleaguered insects were brought … Read more

Bees Find Better Habitat in Urban Jungle than Farm Country

What do you think about when hear the word “pollinators?” Images of honey bees or bumble bees come to mind for most. Many of us urban and suburbanites have an idyllic … Read more

Take the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The National Wildlife Federation is joining with dozens of conservation and gardening organizations as well as seed groups to form the National Pollinator Garden Network and launch a new nationwide … Read more

Bumble Bee by Josh Mayes

National Wildlife Week: Atlanta Partnership Comes Together for Pollinators

As a growing number of organizations spring to action on behalf of declining populations of pollinators across the country, partnerships like the Greater Atlanta Pollinator Partnership (GAPP), which was initiated … Read more

Monarchs Over Chesterfield

This morning we took a tour of the NWF Certified Community Wildlife Habitat in Chesterfield, MO – just outside of St. Louis.  The city has been certified for 10 years … Read more

Bumble Bee by Julie Chen

Support President’s Obama’s Call to Action to Protect Bees and other Pollinators—Plant a Wildlife Garden!

National Wildlife Federation was pleased to see the White House take steps last week to address the recent decline in pollinator numbers and bring populations back up to healthy levels. … Read more

Top 7 Garden for Wildlife Questions, Answered

During Garden for Wildlife Month we heard from many of you with questions about creating the best wildlife-friendly gardens. Here are answers to seven of the most frequently asked questions. … Read more

Sweet Success: Bronx Guild High School’s Urban Farm

B At Bronx Guild High School, a small inner-city Eco-School with an extremely diverse minority population of 325, students are raising chickens, cultivating honeybees, growing organic produce and improving green … Read more