Native Pollinators On Farms

Peponapis pruinosa

Our Projects

Pesticides

Native Bees

Resources

Education


Our Projects

Farms at Work began its Native Pollinator Program in 2011.  Our projects focus on education and on-the-ground conservation work. 

We engage in projects that

  1. Raise awareness about the role, diversity and importance of non-honey bee species of pollinators in Ontario;
  2. Raise awareness about threats facing native pollinators in Ontario and to suggest practical ways forward;
  3. Support the creation of safe habitat for pollinators on and around farms in Ontario

Currently, Farms at Work is working with the University of Guelph to monitor pollinators on farms in Central Ontario.  This project is a first for Ontario and will allow researchers and the farming community to work together to gather information about native pollinators that are important on farms.

If your farm would like to participate in the project, please contact sue@farmsatwork.ca.

 

Rusty-patched bumble bee

Rusty-patched
Bumble Bee Project 
(2011 - 2014)

Pollinator Planting Plan

Pollinator Habitat 
on Farms

If you've come across this page in an effort to learn about commercial honeybee production, you'll want to visit our Beekeeping Mentorship Program page instead.