Plant Pollinator Gardens

Planting Pollinator Gardens for Honey Bees, Native Bees, and Butterflies provides  nectar and pollen

Why? and How does it help?

Not only does it help your managed bees, it helps local native pollinators too.  Both get to enjoy the nectar & pollen sources you've planted.  Staggering the bloom times can provide natural food all season long.

Indiana Pollinator Garden Links & Resources

  Please report broken links to GoIBA@yahoo.com

USDA Forest Service – Pollinator Gardens

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml

National Garden Network with Links

http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/resources/

Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/

US Fish & Wildlife Service – Pollinator Gardens

https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pollinatorpages/yourhelp.html

Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources – Pollinator Gardens

https://www.in.gov/dnr/fishwild/9825.htm

Indiana Dept. of Natural Resources – Cost-Share Program + Wildlife Habitat Incentives

https://www.in.gov/dnr/forestry/2861.htm

USDA Pollinator Gardens Design Guide

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcseprd1338219.pdf

Pollinator Tip Sheet – National Wildlife Federation

https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Garden-for-Wildlife/Pollinator-tipsheet_8-2016-2.ashx

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Default.aspx

University of Purdue Extension

Recommended Indiana-Native Plants for Attracting Pollinators

https://extension.entm.purdue.edu/publications/POL-6/POL-6.html

Protecting Pollinators: Best Management Practices – Download or Print

https://edustore.purdue.edu/item.asp?Item_Number=POL-5 

Illinois Pollinator Garden Links & Resources

  Please report broken links to GoIBA@yahoo.com

USDA Forest Service – Pollinator Gardens

https://www.fs.fed.us/wildflowers/pollinators/gardening.shtml

USDA Pollinator Gardens Design Guide 

https://www.nrcs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUMENTS/nrcseprd1338219.pdf

US Fish & Wildlife Service – Pollinator Gardens

https://www.fws.gov/pollinators/pollinatorpages/yourhelp.html

National Garden Network with Links

http://millionpollinatorgardens.org/resources/

Chicago Botanical Garden

https://www.chicagobotanic.org/plantinfo/smartgardener/plant_a_pollinator_strip

Department of Natural Resources – Illinois

https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/education/Pages/Forbinst.aspx

USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map

https://planthardiness.ars.usda.gov/PHZMWeb/Default.aspx

Wild Ones – Illinois Prairie Chapter

Includes how to start a prairie from seed.

https://illinoisprairie.wildones.org/resources/handouts-and-guides/

Pollinator Tip Sheet – National Wildlife Federation

https://www.nwf.org/~/media/PDFs/Garden-for-Wildlife/Pollinator-tipsheet_8-2016-2.ashx

University of Illinois Extension Office – with Links

https://web.extension.illinois.edu/state/newsdetail.cfm?NewsID=31813 

Diane Lund, Pollinator Garden Committee Coordinator

Contact Diane via  DianeLund.IBA@gmail.com

How can the IBA help you?

First, only a very limited amount of seed may be available at any given time.  We have seed harvesting events at various members places to collect seeds for yourself and as fundraisers for the club.  We do not have the capacity to plant your property for you.  We are a 100% volunteer organization but enjoy helping where we can.  

Disclaimer:

All links on this page will take you to another website.  Beware.  Illiana Beekeepers Alliance assumes no responsibility or liability for your safety or security once you click the links.  Report any broken links to GoIBA@yahoo.com