Honey bees and other pollinating insects are crucial to our fruit and vegetable production and contributing to a healthy ecosystem. Unfortunately, pollinators face a number of threats, from habitat loss and degradation to nonnative species and diseases, pesticide misuse, and climate change.
One thing everyone can do to support local pollinators is plant pollinator-friendly gardens - diverse groups of native flowers that will provide a range of flowers in bloom across the seasons. Providing a variety of colors and shapes will attract a diversity of pollinators. Here is a list of pollinator-friendly plants from UNH Cooperative Extension to get you started!