Lately, there’s been a lot of buzz about honey bees - colony collapse, neonicotinoids. Are we in the depths of a beepocalypse? What about all of the other pollinators and beneficial insects? Is there anything specific we can do to help? This presentation will highlight some of the various bee species, as well as beneficial insect species in Maryland, how to identify them, and what steps can be done to create a more insect-friendly landscape.
Agriculture / Local Food Production
Horticulture / Plants
Health, Safety and Welfare
Learn about the various species of bees in Maryland and the pollination services they provide.
Find out about the various beneficial insects in our area, how to identify them in various stages of development, and what insect they prey on.
Understand what recent research indicates is impacting these insects and how to mitigate those effects.
Obtain a working plant pallet, based on current research data about specific plant materials that provide nectar and pollen sources to those insects.
Marie Rojas, Borders & Butterflies, Inc
Maryland Chapter ASLA