Video: Attracting pollinators to our restoration sites

Bee experts and volunteers are hunting for bumble bees in major 25-acre prairie restored by Great River Greening, to tell us what we are doing right – and what we could do better – to manage for both plants and pollinators.

With the help of partners, Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation and the University of Minnesota, volunteers are trained to look for bumble bees, which are documented for species, gender, and the flowers they prefer and then released.

At least 350 species of bees live in Minnesota -19 of which are bumble bees.