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Pleasing the Bees

[Note from Nan: Our newest guest contributor, Catherine Renzi, is owner of Yellow Springs Farm Native Plants Nursery in Chester Springs, Pennsylvania. Her posts will focus on the importance of native plants for habitat, biodiversity, and sustainability, as well as their great colors, textures, and the aesthetics. You can find out more about her and the nursery by visiting the Yellow Springs Farm website.]

bee_hivesLike other animals, honey bees require adequate shelter and food in order to survive. Honey bees (Apis mellifera) are not a native species, but were brought to America by European colonists. It is especially interesting to see how this “Old World” species selects among native plants (“New World” species) and naturalized European and Asian species to fill its needs. Continue Reading →

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