Category Archives: Bee Habitat

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 »

Bee Habitat

How to create a safe Bee Habitat in your own yard Step 1 to create a Bee Habitat Look for areas in your yard that can be left over grown and wild. Why? Honey bees, native sting-less bees and other friendly pollinators need safe places to hide from predators. They also need tall grasses to… 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 »

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 »

Become a Good Beekeeper – Jacqueline Freeman

Colony Collapse Disorder solved. Well, I guess it’s been solved all along. The organic beekeepers experienced little, if any colony collapse disorder. Happy bees. Jacqueline Freeman is the author of an upcoming book “Bees, the OTHER Way”. She points out the different strategies that conventional bee keepers might try to save their hives from colony… 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 »

How to save the bees?

Honeybees, leaf cutter bees, butterflies, lady bugs and all kinds of pollinators are in a fight for their life. Why? Bee Habitat loss. Top 5 Reasons Why our Friendly Bugs are disappearing at an alarming rate: 1. Loss of habitat: Ever expanding shopping malls, apartment complexes and mini mansions are eating up what is left… Read More »