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   New Mexico Native Bee Pollinator Project   Nampa Farmer's Market  About Dr. Strickler
 Bee Nests and Accessories  
Summer Squash Research   Summer Squash Diary Blog 
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Welcome to Pollinator Paradise 
Where bees and flowers cooperate for mutual benefit


The alfalfa leafcutting bee, Megachile rotundata.
photo by Karen Strickler

Blue Orchard Bee Cocoons for the 2014 season are sold out.   2014 pricesAbout our bees

Is it a bee?  The Logan bee lab helps you distinguish bees from other similar insects.
A bee identification exercise to try with master gardeners, kids and other groups.  

Krombein's Trap-Nesting Wasps and Bees. On line!  Read this classic study of twig nesting bees and wasps.

Follow our study to increase the Oregon Berry Bee, Osmia aglaia, for pollination of cane fruits.  http://oregonberrybee.blogspot.com/

We have easy to clean BINDERBOARD nesting systems. Click to Learn more.
A Pictorial Guide to Orchard Bee Management
 

Read about our 2006 Summer Squash Research Project:  Harvest Frequency, Yield, and Economics of Summer Squash

Should bee species be moved across country or between countries? Read about the issues :  
"For Nonnative Crops, Whence Pollinators of the future?"

What is pollination?  Some definitions.

Visit a subweb:  

1.  The Pollination Ecology Web  
Managing Megachile rotundata, the alfalfa leafcutting bee; pollination of alfalfa flowers; alfalfa seed production; and  relevance to other crops. 
    Download an interactive model of alfalfa pollination.

2.  The Solitary Bee Web  
Solitary bees, or pollen bees, especially Osmia, the Blue Orchard Bee / Orchard Mason Bee and the Hornfaced Bee.  Also references about pollination in general.

3.  NMNBPP Web:  The New Mexico Native Bee Pollinator Project. 
(no frames version)

4.  The Nampa Farmers' Market

5.  Harvest Frequency, Yield, and Economics of Summer Squash

6.  The Alfalfa Seed Parable. 

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Top of Page     Leafcutting bees & alfalfa    The Solitary Bee Web   
Binderboard
   New Mexico Native Bee Pollinator Project  Nampa Farmer's Market   About Dr. Strickler
 Bee Nests and Accessories  Summer Squash Research   Summer Squash Diary Blog 
Trapnesting Wasps and Bees

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Revised January 6, 2014
Copyright 2000, Karen Strickler. All rights reserved.