Blooms for Mason Bees: An Osmia Bee Co. project made possible by USDA-SARE

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2023: $28,954.00
Projected End Date: 01/31/2025
Grant Recipient: Osmia Bee Company
Region: North Central
State: Ohio
Project Coordinator:
Justina Block
Osmia Bee Company
The Osmia Bee Company is designing a seed mix to support springtime pollinators — particularly mason bees. The native blue orchard bee (Osmia lignaria) is the most agriculturally important mason bee species in North America; they rapidly pollinate orchards like apples, almonds, cherries, pears, raspberries, and so much more. Currently, no springtime seed mix has been developed for Midwestern pollinators. This project changes that!
Hannah Michels, Osmia Bee Company
Target audiences:
Farmers/Ranchers; Educators; Researchers
Ordering info:
Justuba Block
[email protected]
Osmia Bee Company
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