Woody Plants

Woody Plants for Urban Bee Conservation

USDA-NIFA Specialty Crop Research
Initiative Outreach Webcast

February 2019

By Daniel A. Potter, Ph.D.
Urban Landscape Entomology
Insect-Plant Relationships
Department of Entomology
University of Kentucky


Executive Summary
(6 min 15 sec)

Full Presentation
(19 min 16 sec)


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(9.81 MB)


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(24.2 MB)


Podcast (26.9 MB)


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Summary: Public awareness of declining bee populations has increased interest in growing “bee-friendly” plants. Various groups have published bee-friendly plant lists, but these lists often lack experimental data and rarely emphasize flowering trees and shrubs—major components of urban landscapes. This webcast presents research detailing the flowering trees and shrubs that attract diverse bee visitors and provides tips on building a bee-friendly landscape.

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