Pollinator Partnership: Eastern Vancouver Pocket Guide Selecting Plants for Pollinators (pdf)Download
Saanich Native Plants: Inviting Pollinators to Your Garden (pdf)Download
Saanich Native Plants: Attracting Butterflies to Your Garden (pdf)Download
LifeCycles: Make a Bee-Happy Garden (pdf)Download
LifeCycles: Protecting Pollinators from Pesticides (pdf)Download
Habitat Acquisition Trust: Pollinators: Protection and Stewardship (pdf)Download
Selecting Plants for Pollinators (pdf)Download
A series of talks and workshops to learn about pollinators. Click on the link to learn more about bumble bees and other native bees and insects, about which plants can best support them, about pollinators’ importance to agriculture, and ways to build and support habitat for them.
Bee Friendly Farming helps bees and biodiversity. Increase pollination and crop yields, enhance natural pest control and reduce input costs. Find out how to certify your farm and market your products as Bee Friendly.
The intention of this curriculum package is to reveal the diversity of pollinators native to Vancouver Island as well as their diverse habitats. The lesson plans also review what pollination is and why it is important.
Pollinator Partnership (Information and guides): www.pollinator.org
Habitat Aquisition Trust (local conservation programs, information, guides): www.hat.bc.ca
Saanich Native Plants (Local source for local native plants/seeds): www.saanichnativeplants.com
CRFAIR (Local food security programs and info): www.crfair.ca
Victoria Natural History Society (Local consevation programs, talks, field trips): www.vicnhs.bc.ca
Victoria Master Gardeners (Events, information, planting guides): www.mgabc.org/content/victoria
Victoria Horticultural Society (Gardening education and support): www.vichortsociety.org
Lifecycles (Local food programs and resources): www.lifecyclesproject.ca
Horticultural Centre of the Pacific (Gardens, plant sales, programs and classes): www.hcp.ca
BC Farms & Food (local e-magazine and farm map): www.bcfarmsandfood.com
Border Free Bees (Resources, inspiration, citizen science): www.borderfreebees.com
Victory Gardens for Bees (blog, pictures, info, book): www.beespeakersaijiki.blogspot.ca
Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation (Information, guides, books): www.xerces.org
Photo credits: Flower meadow and bumble bee, Kristen Miskelly. Native bee apiary, Border Free Bees