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Pollinator Conservation    Back to front page of CUES website

Bees make honey!   Bees pollinate vine
and garden crops!
  Bees pollinate native plants!!   Bees pollinate fruit
and blueberries!!!
  Bees are fuzzy!

Pollinator conservation, especially of bees, is essential for production of seeds and fruits of native plants and crops. It is an issue that affects everyone of us.

Through education we can better understand what we as individuals can do to help conserve bees. Scroll down to view the sections of the website.

This website is intended to provide a basic introduction to the scientific data on protecting bees and the contribution of insecticides to bee decline. There are numerous factors contributing to bee decline as lack of good quality pollen and nectar, habitat loss, pathogens, Varroa mite, and current bee management practices. This website is not intended to be a review of all relevant research and outreach on Colony Collapse Disorder.  It is an online educational component of the research and outreach program of Vera Krischik. This website is primarily concerned with insecticides and bees. The website contains primary research data papers. Links are provided to the Xerces Society (1971) which is a nonprofit organization (NGO) headquartered in Oregon that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. The Society uses education and applied research to defend invertebrates.

Information on conserving bees Information on conserving bees Other websites

The Value of Bees

 Bumble Bee Conservation

UMN Bee Lab website, courses, information

Types of Bees

The US EPA and Pollinators

UMN Bee Lab Helping bees

Bees and Pesticides

The European Union and Pollinators

UMN Bee Lab Best bee plants

Colony Collapse Disorder

Workshop: Bee-Friending Pollinators

MN Honey Producers Association
 Conservation and Habitat  Krischik Lab's Research   MN Beekeepers and NGO Public Interest Groups Sue EPA Over Bee-Toxic Pesticides (PAN North America, Center for Food Safety, & Beyond Pesticides 2013)
 Plants for Pollinators 2014 Bee Friending Bees Workshop  
  2014 Best Bee Plant Poster  

Watch Dan Rather's Report: Buzzkill (April 2, 2013)





Watch Dan Rather's Report: Buzzkill (April 2, 2013)

Photos L-R: Jerry A. Payne, USDA Agricultural Research Service; Joseph LaForest, University of Georgia; Susan Ellis; Jerry A. Payne; Joseph Berger; Wallpaper: Carl Dennis, Auburn University

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