Pollinators are crucial to a healthy, harmonious environment. With over 4,000 species, native bees are the most important pollinators in North America. They move pollen from flower to flower, ensuring the growth of fruit and seed. Without them, we would not be able to grow the foods and flowers that we need and enjoy.
Like many other important species, bees are susceptible to declining nesting sites and loss of habitat. Different native bees utilize different habitats for nesting. You can create nesting sites for native pollinators by clearing ground areas, allowing wood to decay, and building wooden nesting boxes. There are options for every landscape to provide nurseries for the next generation of native bees.
For more in depth information about bees, take a look at this list of resources available at Pima County Public Library.