Person: Sean Skeehan & Jill Beebout

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Pollinators are a critical component of
agricultural production, and the populations
of bees are declining. Some
farms are implementing bee-friendly
pollinator habitat, and are curious
what effect their efforts have on local
populations.
• Pollinators were collected in bee bowls
from different habitats on two farms.
KEY FINDINGS
• Nearly 1,300 pollinators were collected.
• The most common species at each
farm were from family Halictidae
(Lasioglossum Dialictus and Agpostemon
virenscens).
• The prairie garden and unburned prairie
habitats had the most diversity of
pollinators (number of species) at each
farm (26 and 17 species, respectively).
• The largest number of pollinators (404)
were collected in the pepper field at
Mustard Seed Farm.

December 6, 2014 

RESEARCH REPORT