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Quiz 4: Bee habitat conservation in farms, fruit crops, and gardens

1. Why is it important to leave some snags on the property?

Snags are important nesting areas for ground-nesting bees

Snags may contain holes that solitary bees can utilize

Carpenter bees will chew on wood to create paper for making nests

All of the above

2. Which of the following can be done to enhance pollinator habitat and activity on the farm?

Avoid using manure to fertilize the field, since bees are sensitive to ammonia produced by bovines

Install hedgerows and use scarecrows

Scatter wildflower seeds in fallow fields and leave piles of dirt alone

Mow the field regularly

3. What might you use to construct nest sites for solitary bees? (Hint: you can modify or make holes in the objects.)











Magne Flaten (Own work)

[GFDL or CC-BY-SA-3.0-2.5-2.0-1.0],

via Wikimedia Commons


Ramon FVelasquez (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0],

via Wikimedia Commons


Mattwj2002 (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0],

via Wikimedia Commons

  A          B          C          All of the above

4. What is a temporary bee pasture?

A pasture that is not used on the farm

An undeveloped area

An area that is planted with an inexpensive crop while the main crop is between cycles

A livestock grazing pasture that is planted with clover

5. What is an unplanted and unsprayed area next to a stream called?

Field boarder


Riparian buffer


6. The planting between these rows of grapes is called what?




Cover crop

Fallow field

Field boarder



Lynn Betts, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service. (USDA NRCS Photo Gallery) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

7. Neonicotinoids are harmful to:

Field and road borders

Farm equipment


All of the above

8. What can you do to help bees in your garden?

Add artificial nests

Plant nectar plants

Reduce pesticide use

All of the above

9. This might be what?




Cover crop

Fallow field

Flower garden

Riparian buffer


Humphrey Bolton [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons


10. You might use these plants as cover crops:

Clover, willow, and maple

Clover, yarrow, and buckwheat

Willow, canola, and grapes

Yarrow, sunflower, and flowering shrubs

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