The Indiana Pollinator Project has become Bees Gone Wild. Same people, same dream, different organization. Please visit us at www.beesgonewild.net to learn how you can be a friend to your local pollinators.
The Indiana Pollinator Project aims to increase our understanding of pollination and our appreciation for native pollinators including solitary bees, butterflies, birds, and bats.
What do we do?
Our Mission: The Indiana Pollinator Project was created to increase our respect for Indiana's native pollinator populations through outreach, education, and habitat expansion.
Outreach: We encourage people to think about where their food comes from and the important role pollinators play in creating that food.
Education: We give presentations about butterflies and solitary bees to schools and community organizations. We provide live insects and habitat supplies so students can observe the natural life cycles of these pollinators up close. We also create educational materials to share with teachers and community leaders.
Habitat Expansion: We sell solitary bees and nesting supplies to families and organizations who wish to invite these friendly pollinators into their own backyards. We encourage everyone to plant flowering plants that are native to their region to provide nectar and pollen for all pollinators.
Why the focus on solitary and native pollinators?
Native pollinators such as mason bees, leafcutter bees, bumble bees, and ground-nesting bees are highly efficient pollinators that are not suffering the same levels of decline as the non-native honey bees. They rarely sting and can be raised with very little special equipment. And because they are gentle, children and adults can have lots of fun watching them do their important work.