Pollination is a HUGE part of agriculture! Many of the crops we eat rely on pollinators such as bees, butterflies, moths, and other insects to pollinate their flowers. Without pollination these crops could not produce seeds or fruit.
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Honey bees are a great pollinator! Check out our virtual field trip with Joe Dittmann, a beekeeper from the Fox Valley Beekeepers. Learn how honeybees are cared for and what its like to be a beekeeper!
From Egg to Butterfly by Rachel Elliot
Monarch Butterfly by Gail Gibbons
The Beeman by Laurie Krebs & Valeria Cis
How do bees collect pollen? What is bee bread? Check out this video for an up close at the pollination process and honey bee hive!
Hear from Illinois farmers about how they are working to protect and bring back the monarch butterflies to our state.