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Episode 2: Bee Mustaches (ft Nicole Brown)

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Nicole is a massive bee nerd.
Nicole is a massive bee nerd.

Bees are cute. They can have shiny butts, mustaches, fuzzy legs, and petal nests, but many people only think of honeybees when they think of bees. To Nicole Brown, GPNC naturalist, that's a real bummer, because most bees in the world are completely different. Nicole adores them all, and she thinks you should too.

If you also love bees (or pollinators in general), there are many small things you can do to help them out! Three easy ways are to avoid pesticides and other harsh chemicals, plant native plants, and make sure you have flowers blooming year-round so they can find food and shelter at all times. You can even build a bee hotel for bees to raise their young! Keep in mind hotels should be cleaned every season to keep the bees healthy and happy.

- Nicole Brown

Early Mining Bee via Charles J Sharp
Early Mining Bee via Charles J Sharp
Ashy Mining Bee via Orangeaurochs
Ashy Mining Bee via Orangeaurochs
Grey-backed mining bee (Andrena vaga) by 	Oscar den Uijl
Grey-backed mining bee (Andrena vaga) by Oscar den Uijl