About Other Pollinators


White House Pollinator Partnership Action Plan – 24 pg pdf published by the White House’s Pollinator Health Task Force




Insecticide Application Timing Vital to Native Bee Conservation – Kentucky Farm Bureau
UKag Research Hopes to Create More Environmentally Friendly Lawns – Kentucky Farm Bureau
USDA Announces Conservation Incentives for Working Grass, Range and Pasture Lands – Kentucky Farm Bureau



Creating Pollinator Habitats

5 Steps for a Certified Monarch Waystation – Wild Ones Lexington Chapter and The Garden Club of Kentucky
25 Kentucky Native Plants that Attract Butterflies, Other Pollinators and Birds – Betty Hall
Landscaping with Native Plants – WildOnes.org
Wild for Monarchs – WildOnes.org


Kentucky Farm Bureau Across Kentucky Podcasts

September 11, 2015 – As a follow-up report to problems that many farmers are facing with wood bees doing real structural damage to their barns, Feldhaus visits with Butler County hobby beekeeper, Jerry Miller. He read about and has successfully built an alternative bee house to attract the insects, prevent them from burrowing into wood; solving the problem while doing no harm to these very important plant pollinators.
AUGUST 26, 2015 – A report on the research project underway to perfect a clover that will fit in to a typical residential lawn. UK turf researcher, Gregg Munshaw, says they’re developing a smaller-leafed clover that fits in, reduced the need for nitrogen fertilizer, and also attracts pollinators.
AUGUST 19, 2015 – One UK turf researcher is beginning a project to examine white clover plantings as a way to reduce the need for fertilizer applications in some home lawns. An entomology specialist has asked that the study include the possible positive impacts that homeowners could have on strengthening pollinator populations with this practice. UK entomologist Dan Potter talks about the potential effect that homeowners could have in helping bees.
AUGUST 6, 2015 – Following up on the Aug 5 report, Feldhaus visits with UK Entomologist, Lee Townsend, who confirms that wood bee damage is a growing problem facing farmers and on occasion, homeowners with wood decks. He offers suggestions on a combination of treatments and management to prevent the problem in the first place.