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To Bee or Not to Bee: A Discussion on Honey Bees

We have grown up with honey bees following us around in gardens, apple orchards, and forests, easily identifiable by their honey yellow stripes and slim, hairy bodies, but what about …

Get Our New Book: Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife

We’re excited to announce the publication of our wildlife habitat gardening how-to book Attracting Birds, Butterflies and Other Backyard Wildlife, Expanded Second Edition. Written by TV host and naturalist David Mizejewski, the book …

Edible Gardens: A Win-Win for Pollinators and People

Gardeners who include plants for bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators not only offer important habitat for these species, they often enjoy a greater fruit and vegetable bounty come harvest-time. …

red fox and kit

15 Small Ways to Make a Big Difference for Wildlife

There are simple choices we can make in our everyday lives and small things we can do to make a big difference for all wildlife that we care about. You …

Take Action and Beesponsible to Save the Bees

I had a great time a guest on BUILD Series where we got to talk about some amazing facts about bees, explored the reasons for their decline, and how everyone …

hunt's bumble bee

Restricting Problem Insecticides to Protect Bees and other Pollinators

Pollinators are an important part of the world’s biodiversity and food system. In the process of feeding on flowering plants for nectar, pollinators (including bees, wasps, butterflies, and other animals) …

New York City: Do You Hear the Buzz?

Pollinators in New York City, NY and across the country are buzzing with glee thanks to several huge National Wildlife Federation victories last week. Since 2014, NWF has partnered with …

This Shark is Wild about Bees

Every week, millions of people tune in to watch the Emmy-award-winning reality show Shark Tank, in which self-made millionaire and billionaire tycoons – Sharks – give aspiring entrepreneurs the chance …

Bee and coneflower

Six Tips for Pollinator Gardens in Small Spaces

June 20-26 is National Pollinator Week. You can participate by creating a garden habitat to support pollinators such as bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Register it as Certified Wildlife Habitat with …

Rusty patched bumble bee (Bombus affinis)

I want Bombus affinis in my garden

For the past three years, photographer Tony Ernst has seen rusty patched bumble bees in his garden, and every year he watches to see if they return. I’d like to …

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