You can make a difference in conserving the endangered rusty patched bumble bee in your backyard and in urban parks
Keeping urban habitats pesticide free is important for habitat quality and for the recovery of the rusty patched bumble bee. (PDF 326 KB)
Bumble bees and other pollinators need high quality habitat to survive, including habitat on farms. (PDF 307 KB)
2015 toxicity (LD50) of greenhouse, nursery, and landscape insecticides to pollinators.
The conservation of beneficial insects is an essential part of Integrated Pest management (IPM) programs.
Turf insecticides differ in efficacy against pests, residual duration, and whether the insecticide is a contact or systemic.
Beyond agriculture, pollinators are keystone species in most terrestrial ecosystems. Many of our native bee pollinators are at risk, and the status of many more is unknown.
Nursery and greenhouse growers have alternatives to systemic insecticides. The EPA has been registering selective, contact insecticides that conserve beneficial insects and pollinators.
Download the Save the Bees poster (2.5 M PDF)
Learn how to create a landscape that blooms from April to September create a consistent food supply for pollinators to complete their life cycles.
CUES strives to educate landscape managers and urban residents about ways to embrace environmental stewardship by practicing sustainable management.
Tours, demonstrations, workshops, and research for professional arborists, garden center employees, nursery growers, private citizens, and urban foresters