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Grower Resources

Working together to protect bees

Growers and beekeepers can learn a lot from each other. Whether honey bees are being used for pollination services, or if hives are simply located near agricultural land, this handout details communication topics and resources to ensure healthy crops and bees.

Wild pollinators of eastern apple orchards

Written by Cornell University, Penn State University, and the XERCES Society, this comprehensive guide introduces orchard growers to the wild bee species who pollinate their crops. It includes a photo guide to identify bees, tips for improving bee diversity in orchards, and a summary of bee toxicities for commonly used orchard pesticides.