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Crop pollinators like bees have been decimated in recent years, but home gardeners are helping their populations stabilize. Browse these articles to find out how you can attract and support the insects that keep our food system alive.

How to Identify 15 Most Common Types of Bees (With Pictures)

Beneficial Insects

Bees play a crucial role in pollinating plants and contributing to the Earth's ecosystem. However, there are many different types ...

What Do Ladybugs Eat? Complete Guide to Ladybug Diet

Beneficial Insects

You may be wondering “what do ladybugs eat?” Ladybugs feed on a wide variety of small insects and insect eggs. ...

EPA Says Neonicotinoids Harm Bees

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide manufacturer Bayer attacks study, then backs down.

War Against Bee Science

Beneficial Insects

Scientist investigating neonicotinoid pesticides and pollinators accuses USDA of intimidation.

USDA Program For Bees Not Enough

Beneficial Insects

Government needs to address the real problems behind bee decline.

Take Action To Save Pollinators

Beneficial Insects

Plants that attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden can help save them.

Bees In Peril

Beneficial Insects

Bee deaths accelerate again this year. Why are they dying at such an alarming rate?

Butterflies, Bees, Organic Corn

Beneficial Insects

... and other good gardening news for the New Year.

Butterfly Gardening Resource Guide

Beneficial Insects

Attracting and benefiting from our most beautiful pollinators.

Diatomaceous Earth and Bees

Beneficial Insects

This effective, organic pest killer (it's not a poison) won't hurt bees if used wisely.

Bees, Butterflies Both Battling Demise

Beneficial Insects

Pesticide use may leave us a world without pollinators.

Bee Decline and Chemical Companies

Beneficial Insects

Bayer CropScience claims its pesticides aren't involved in colony collapse, blames mites.