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Ask a master gardener: How to help bumblebee queens overwinter

To gain enough body mass for winter survival, bees require a lot of pollen and nectar so leaving plants up far into the fall provides a good source of both.  photo / Laura Johnson

Wild bees are important pollinators for our crops, gardens and wild plants. In Vermont there are over 350 types of wild bees, including 17 different species of bumblebees.

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