NC State Extension

Resource List for Pollinator Conservation

Photo by Debbie Roos, Agricultural Extension Agent.

Syrphid fly and sweat bee on Tithonia
Syrphid fly and sweat bee on Tithonia

Web Resources

Beekeeping Resources

Books and Publications

Attracting Native Pollinators: Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies, by The Xerces Society; order from The Xerces Society

Managing Alternative Pollinators: A Handbook for Beekeepers, Growers and Conservationists, by Eric Mader, Marla Spivak, and Elaine Evans; order from SARE or download pdf

Bringing Nature Home: How You Can Sustain Wildlife with Native Plants, by Doug Tallamy

The Bees in your Backyard, by Joseph S. Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril

American Honey Plants, by Frank C. Pellett

Crop Pollination by Bees, by Keith S. Delaplane and Daniel F. Mayer

Honey Plants of North America, by John H. Lovell

Plant-Pollinator Interactions: From Specialization to Generalization, by N.M. Waser and J. Ollerton

Pollinator Conservation Handbook, by The Xerces Society

The Bees of the World, by C.D. Michener

The Forgotten Pollinators, by S.L. Buchmann and G.P.Nabhan

The Natural History of Bumblebees, by C. Kearns and J. Thomson

Bumble Bees of North America, by Paul Williams, Robbin Thorp, Leif Richardson, and Sheila Colla

Pollinators of Native Plants, by Heather Holm

Gardening for Butterflies, The Xerces Society

Native Plants of the Southeast, by Larry Mellichamp


Crown Bees
Woodinville, WA
bee nesting materials

Knox Cellars
Sammamish, WA
bee nesting blocks

Pollinator Paradise
Parma, ID
books and nesting materials for native bees

Native Plant and Seed Suppliers

Applewood Seed Co.
Arvada, CO
flower, herb, and grass seeds for wildflower meadows

Big Bloomers Flower Farm
Sanford, NC
retail nursery specializing in herbaceous perennials

Cure Nursery
Pittsboro, NC
container grown wetland trees and shrubs; wholesale, by appointment only

Ernst Conservation Seeds
Meadville, PA
native and naturalized seeds and plant material of eastern North American ecotypes

Mellow Marsh Farm
Siler City, NC
container grown wetland plants and pollinator seed mix; wholesale, by appointment only

Niche Gardens
Chapel Hill, NC
retail nursery with container grown perennials and some trees, shrubs, and vines

North Carolina Botanical Garden
Chapel Hill, NC
native perennials, trees, shrubs, and vines

Roundstone Native Seed LLC
Upton, KY
native and naturalized seeds and plant material of southeastern North American ecotypes

Supporting Organizations

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

North Carolina Botanical Garden

North Carolina Native Plant Association

North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

The Pollinator Partnership

Butterfly Conservation Initiative

Native Plants Network

USDA Logan Bee Lab

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