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Three native shrubs adored by bees

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©2016 Brenna Anstett/LEAF
The benefits of trees are countless, including being a great source of pollen and nectar to our native bees. Yet a tree may not be suitable for everyone. If you’re interested in helping our bees thrive but don’t have space for a tree, consider planting shrubs instead! They are perfect for smaller spaces and come with an array of benefits!
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Three Trees for Summer Bees

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© 2017 Janet McKay / LEAF
In summer we tend to slow down and enjoy what nature has to offer, while behind the scenes our native bees are busy buzzing around making their hard work look effortless.
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Top 3 trees for spring-emerging bees!

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©2017 Lillian Natalizio/LEAF
Did you know that many native bees are solitary? They don’t live in hives like honey bees. And native bees that hibernate through winter often do so in ground nests or in cracks and crevices. Most ground-nesting bees will burrow below the frost line in order to survive winter. Those that nest in twigs and wood crevices, fill their blood with anti-freeze-like substances to survive.
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Buzz-worthy News! #BeesLoveTrees

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©2017 Janet McKay / LEAF
Trees are more than shade providing oxygen factories. They are important habitat for native bees. The mutual love between bees and trees goes way back – even before the birds and the bees were a thing!
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Celebrating Urban Forest Champions!

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Most often you don’t want to lose sight of the forest for the trees, but sometimes you need to stop and smell the roses to remind yourself to slow down and appreciate the present.
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