New Guide to Bees of the Great Lakes


Project ICP researchers Dr. Jason Gibbs and Dr. Rufus Isaacs (Michigan State University) have published a new guide to the bees of the Great Lakes region and the wildflowers that support them. The pocket-sized guide is designed to help farmers and gardeners identify the many species of bees inhabiting Michigan and the rest of the Great Lakes region. The guide also provides information on the preferred growing conditions, flower characteristics, attractiveness to pollinators, and best companion plants for specific native plants that can be used in farms, gardens and urban landscapes to help conserve diverse Great Lakes bee communities.