Research project to investigate pollinator attractiveness to commercially produced ornamental plants. Located in the Fire Saftey Garden.
In addition to the well-known non-native honey bee, there are more than 650 species of native bees in San Diego County.
How many of those will pollinate the flowers of this garden?
The San Diego Botanic Garden is collaborating with the University of California Cooperative Extension in a nation-wide research effort to protect pollinators.
2016 Specialty Crop Research and Extension Investments (SCRI) project No. 51181-25399 funded through USDA’S National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA): “Protecting Pollinators with Economically Feasible and Environmentally Sound Ornamental Horticulture”.
Learn More protectingbees.njaes.rutgers.edu