Wayne Hobbs
Environmental Horticulture Agent I
UF/IFAS Extension
Clay County

Hobbs, W.1, , Knox, G.2, , Mallinger, R.E.3, , Yasalonis, A.4,
1 Environmental Horticulture Agent I, UF/IFAS Extension, Green Cove Springs, FL, 32043
2 Professor of Environmental Horticulture and Nursery Crops Extension Specialist, University of Florida North Florida Research and Education Center, Quincy, FL, 32351
3 Assistant Professor, University of Florida Department of Entomology and Nematology, Gainesville, FL, 32608
4 County Residential Horticulture Agent, UF/IFAS Polk County Extension, Bartow, FL, 33803

While the European Honeybee gets much of the attention, Florida is also home to over 315 species of native bees that require the pollen and nectar provided by flowers for survival.  With reported population declines for some bee species has led to higher awareness of this issue and inspired gardeners and land managers to increase resources to aid bees.  This publication, “Attracting Native Bees to Your Florida Landscape”, was written with the purpose of providing homeowners and land managers with information to better provide for our native bee populations.  Focus is given to design consideration within gardens for native bee species.  Additionally, a table showcasing both woody and herbaceous plants that attract native bees is provided and outlines characteristics and needs for these plant species.  The submitting authors worked in the writing and review of the document as well as in the development of the informational tables.  The publication was submitted, peer reviewed, and accepted by the University of Florida/IFAS Electronic Data Information Source (EDIS) system.  It is available online at for use directly by clients and for distribution by Extension faculty and volunteers.  Analytics for the use of this document are not available as EDIS data is not provided until after the publications first full year of publication.