Native Bee Article from the St. Louis Beacon

Most of Missouri’s native bees are thriving
By Jo Seltzer, special to the St Louis Beacon
6:49 am on Tue, 10.29.13

If you visit one of Missouri’s native prairies when the coneflowers are blooming, you will see plenty of bees buzzing around them. You may not realize that some of these bees are a single species that collects pollen only from the pale purple coneflower and only on native prairie. This coneflower specialist flies for just a few weeks each year, collecting the pollen to feed its offspring until the coneflower blooms again.  READ MORE