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Bumble bee feeding on Rabbitbrush flower.

Electronic version of guide (including appendices) (Largish pdf file 38MB)

Some sources which sell native plants or seed - PlantsSeed
Gardening for Native Bees in Utah and Beyond,  Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet
Gardening and Landscaping Practices for Nesting Native Bees,  Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet
Tunnel Nests for Native Bees: Nest Construction and Management ,  (discusses types of nests you can provide and how to reduce pests and pathogens) Xerces Society (advocacy group)
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA) (Click on "Regional Checklists" and then click on insect of interest to see food plants for each species.)
Finding hummingbird arrival dates eBird website
Insect Pollinators and Pesticide Product Stewardship (Coalition for Urban/Rural Environmental Stewardship, Syngenta, Bayer CropScience and others)
Gardening and Landscaping Practices for Nesting Native Bees,  Utah State University Extension Fact Sheet
Plants for Pollinators in the Intermountain West, USDA Plant Materials Technical Note
Seeding Pollinator Plots, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service
Establishing Pollinator Meadows from Seed, Xerces Society (advocacy group)
Ten Rocky Mountain natives you can grow, Barnyards & Backyards article
Some sources which sell native plants or seed - PlantsSeed
Video clips of folks who installed pollinator plantings with financial help from USDA-NRCS: The Wissners (Laramie County, plots in pivot corners), The Oedekovens (Campbell County)
Wyoming Apiary Statutes (Title 11, Chapter 7 and others)
Wyoming New Apiary Applications (Under "Technical Services)
WY Apiary Location Map (periodically updated, WDA keeps an Excel file on their site which is updated more often)
Relative Ranking of Ornamental Flower Plants to Foraging Honey Bees by Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University
Nectar and Pollen Plants of Utah 1971 publication from Utah State University
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