Seeds for Bees designs and provides seed mixes and methods to establish forage that supports pollinators in California's orchards. This program works closely with industry experts, suppliers, growers, and beekeepers to improve resource management for all stakeholders.
Just like humans, honey bees are better able to deal with stressors if properly nourished. With good nutrition, bees are better able to fend off pests and parasites and cope with pesticides and transportation stress.
Healthier bees mean stronger hives and better pollination.
Seeds for Bees increases the diversity and quantity of bee forage in California orchards while improving sustainability and supporting good land stewardship.
This win-win situation benefits both beekeeper and grower by providing better nutrition for bees, adding organic mater to the grower's soil, increasing water infiltration, reducing pesticide runoff, and providing a natural weed control.
2018 Seeds For Bees Enrollment opens July 1, 2018 and closes November 1, 2018. Apply Here!
Seeds for Bees is made possible by the many generous growers, beekeepers, companies, and individuals who invest in bee health and sustainable farming with their support. Click here to learn more about our supporters.