Bee Hotels Boost Native Bee Populations

By Trisha Gedon, Stillwater, OK – They may not be The Ritz Carlton, The Plaza or even a Holiday Inn, but bee hotels house important guests.Native bees are among the many different welcome and necessary pollinators in landscapes.“Native bees are the most important group of about 200,000 species of pollinators,” said David Hillock, Oklahoma State University Extension consumer horticulturist. “They provide an important link to the environment by carrying pollen from one plant to another to ensure the growth of seeds and fruits. Some pollen is carried by the wind, but other pollen can be heavy and requires pollinators to…

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