Community science & conservation projects
We are a network of community scientists and conservationists who grow and map host plants for the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee and other important pollinators.
Together, we can transform lawns and create an interconnected network of habitat patches that support native bees and other important pollinators.
Bee a host!
The Host Plant Network is committed to enhancing green spaces and building research to support people-plant-pollinator relationships. While our focus in on the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee, its host plants also benefit other pollinators. This framework is flexible in design so that anyone can participate at any time, place, and capacity. On this site, we share resources and tools for you to adapt to your community of people, plants, and pollinators.
2 ways to help create & research habitat: