Resources for building bee pollinator habitat in managed forests.

When people think of pollination they most often think of managed (non-native) honey bees used in agriculture and perhaps some also think of native, wild bumble bees. However, we have a wealth of other native bees present in non-agricultural landscapes such as forests and landscape trees. Most trees in western forests are wind pollinated, although understory plants and some broadleaf forest trees rely on pollination services or provide forage for native pollinators.

Foresters that own or manage small, private woodlands all the way up to large, industrial woodlands can contribute to conserving and promoting habitat and resources for our native bees.  

Forage

Habitat Guidance

Nesting

Pesticides

Use pesticides safely!

  • Wear protective clothing and safety devices as recommended on the label. Bathe or shower after each use.
  • Read the pesticide label—even if you’ve used the pesticide before. Follow closely the instructions on the label (and any other directions you have).
  • Be cautious when you apply pesticides. Know your legal responsibility as a pesticide applicator. You may be liable for injury or damage resulting from pesticide use.

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