June has arrived! We at Applewood Seed are excited to see the buds bloom, but we especially love to see the bees buzzing around our trial gardens. Bees and other pollinators are an incredible asset to the pollination of flowers, fruits, and vegetables throughout the United States. In fact, animal and insect pollinators are essential to pollination in over 75% of the world’s flowering plants, which includes roughly 35 percent of the world’s crops. Animal and insect pollinators include bees, moths, flies, bats, birds, ants, butterflies, wasps and beetles. However, bee populations continue to be on the decline, have become endangered or even gone extinct due to the loss of natural food supplies and habitat.

Applewood’s Pollinator Commitment

A number of organizations have been working diligently to promote the health of pollinators, critical to our food supply and a healthy ecosystem including Applewood’s own pollinator conservation efforts. Many of these initiatives have pointed out the importance of natural areas that provide nesting sites, food and protection for bees. Farmers and urban gardeners are encouraged to grow plants that provide pollen and nectar sources and provide a continuous bloom throughout the growing season. Applewood has a number of pollinator mixes that meet these criteria. In addition, staff can develop custom mixes for specific areas or growing conditions.

Your Pollinator Commitment

In 2015, The National Pollinator Garden Network set out to achieve one million pollinator gardens throughout the U.S. As of June 1, 2018, over 700,000 pollinator gardens have been designed, planted, and registered with the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge on Pollinator.org with the goal of reaching the million mark by pollinator week from June 18-24, 2018.

You can help the pollinator populations by designing and planting your own garden with pollinator friendly flower mixes for food and habitat development. The National Pollinator Garden Network states that gardens should:

  • use plants that provide nectar and pollen sources
  • provide a water source,
  • be situated in sunny areas with wind breaks
  • create large “pollinator targets” of native or non-invasive plants
  • establish continuous bloom throughout the growing season
  • eliminate or minimize the impact of pesticides.

Register your pollinator garden at Pollinator.org


To find out more about pollinator seed mixes and to receive a free seed consultation, contact us at the information below:

Call: 303 431-7333

Email: sales@applewoodseed.com

Online: On our Website

Applewood Seed Company

5380 Vivian Street

Arvada, CO 80002 USA

Fax: (303) 467-7886


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