Category Archives: Bee Garden

How To Go Organic

Bee Habitat featured in Edible Tahoe Magazine! DROPPING THE BOMB This spring, learn how to avoid using synthetic chemicals in your yard (and community), and why it’s important. WRITTEN BY NATASHA BOURLIN ILLUSTRATION BY LILY THERENS Particularly in the spring, a plethora of chemicals is used daily by everyone from landscape and construction company workers… Read More »

Organic Yards – 10,000 Mini Pollinator Sanctuaries

Is your yard grown organically? Chances are, probably not. Did you know that all of the plants, seeds, trees, shrubs, flowers, soil and compost you that you buy for your yard contains pesticides and other chemicals that you cannot “wash” off? That’s right! Neonicotinoids are pesticides that last up to 13 years on plants that… Read More »

Bee Documentary – Pollinator Activist Shares Her Secret to Saving the bees

SANDY ROWLEY: THE BEE LADY OF RENO News Source : http://www.respectfulrevolution.org/#/road/videos/sandy_rowley_bee_lady_reno February 14, 2017 • Reno, NV It’s not everyday that a citizen, however concerned and dedicated, can get any level of power – public or private – to change course, even when it’s a matter of the common good. Meet the incredible Sandy Rowley,… Read More »

10,000 Organic Lawns in Reno

Join me at 1 Million Cups on February 15th @ 9 am, to learn about our most exciting project to help create 10000 homes as organic pollinator corridors in Washoe County. Free coffee and treats served. Learn how we are helping to create 10,000 organic front & back yards throughout Reno Nevada. Located at Swill… Read More »

Call Your Local Garden Shop Time!

“Float like a butterfly, Sting like a bee.” Muhammad Ali Unless you have been living under a rock this year… SURELY you have heard that the honey bees are in serious danger of extinction. Sounds a little scary huh? Did you know that it is just not honey bees that are fighting to survive? Honey Bees are… Read More »

How To Save Our Bees 2 Part Videos

Sandy Rowley presents at the 9th Annual Treatment Free Beekeepers Conference in Oracle Arizona 2016. Thank you Solomon Parker of the Treatment Free Beekeepers group for creating and sharing the videos. You can learn how to become a good beekeeper (there is a difference) here: http://parkerfarms.biz/ How to Save Bees, and me… Part 1 Part 2

Pollinator Corridor & Art Gardens throughout Reno Nevada!

Convert Unsightly Vacant Lots in Reno to Pollinator Art Garden Walking Tours The City of Reno currently has hundreds of vacant lots being managed on city budget. We are working to create a beautiful and creative use for these properties… a city wide pollinator corridor with native, USDA Certified organic flowers, trees & shrubs as… Read More »

Getting Good Things Done For Nevadans – A Year in Review

Thank you for wanting to learn more about Bee Habitat and our work. Our intentions are to save our pollinators, reduce pesticides and their affects on our health as well as pets and wildlife. We have accomplished a great deal in a relatively short amount of time. Most of the work we do involves a… Read More »

The Biggest Little Pollinator Fair in Reno Nevada

The Biggest Little Pollinator Fair will feature craft vendors, tasting stations, hands-on activities, and info sessions on native pollinators, strategies for attracting them and how to plan a pollinator garden. When:   June 13 2015 1 – 4 PM Where: Urban Roots Farm 3001 W. 4th Street Reno, Nevada How: Free! All ages! $5 suggested donation… Read More »

Observation Bee Hives – Reno Bees have safe haven from pesticides

  Thank you Barbara for the cute Bee Socks and Organic Sunflower Seeds! https://www.facebook.com/barbara.rainey.5   KTVN Channel 2 – Reno Tahoe News Weather, Video – Happy Friday Everyone! Here are the videos from yesterdays news coverage. Please help a girl out and go comment on the news videos and articles. Remind them that plants treated with… Read More »

Bee Sting Therapy Good for your Health?

For those of us lucky enough to grow up playing in our yards, barefoot, running wild through the weeds, wildflowers and grass, you were most certain to get stung by a honey bee. Often, I would get stung by a bee, playing in the back yard. I remember running into my grandmothers house, in a… Read More »

Nevada Native Pollinators In Trouble

How can you help protect our native pollinators? 1. Buy organic as often as you can. This reduces the pesticide loads in our communities, helping pollinators, pets and our children long term health. 2. Plant only organic Trees, Shrubs and Flowers. Ask for NEONIC free plants at your local or online garden shop. 3.  Install… Read More »

Nevada’s First Bee/Insect Hotel at Galena Visitor Center

After months of work, we have our first certified Bee Habitat in place. Please come out and help us complete the Bee Hotel. We need the following donations: – Terracotta or clay flower pots – Roof tiling – Honeycombed bricks – Breakthroughs logs – mixture of clay and straw – hollow steams (reed, bamboo,) –… Read More »

Money for Bee’s

Pesticide-free bee garden a winner with realtors December 12, 2014 by Miriam Hodgman Leave a Comment The Reno/Sparks Association of REALTORS® (RSAR) has announced that the Pesticide Free Bee Garden Project was selected as the inaugural “REALTORS® Build a Better Block” project. The Pesticide Free Bee Garden Project received the most votes in a public… Read More »

Bee Safe Pollinator Garden

We are reviewing/considering moving forward with a pollinator garden at The Galena Visitor Center. Please find attached plans and information regarding this bee garden. I feel we could create curriculum to tie into the bee garden and hotel that would enrich the existing programs, classes and events you host currently for The Great Basin Institute.… Read More »

Our Agenda for Washoe County

Meeting with local park officials Tuesday Aug 26th 2014. Coming up next for Bee Habitat, next week, we are meeting with the City of Reno and Washoe County park officials to discuss converting all public parks to a pesticide free park plan. When?       Aug 26th 2014 @ 1:30 Where?    Washoe County Community Services Department      @… Read More »