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Bees are reveling in fall pollen

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Garden Variety, hosted by Charity Nebbe

If you’ve made a point of planting flowering plants and trees in your landscape you’re supporting native pollinators, but you may also be helping out honeybees and their keepers. Randall Cass, ISU Extension bee specialist, talks about what bees and beekeepers are up to this time of year, and why fall pollen is so important to keeping bees through the winter.


  • Randall Cass, ISU Extension bee specialist
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Aaron Steil is a Consumer Horticulture Specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. Aaron contributes his expertise to the Garden Variety podcast and newsletter and to Talk of Iowa's Horticulture Day program.
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk