Bees

Agroforestry: Sustaining Native Bee Habitat for Crop Pollination (USDA National Agroforestry Center)
Over one hundred crop species in North America require a visit from an insect pollinator to be most productive.

Plants for Year-Round Bee Forage (University of Georgia)
It is important for bees to have an unbroken succession of bloom all summer to build up their local populations. Encourage bee populations by growing plants from this list for nearly continuous bloom.

Native Plants for Bee Forage for the North Carolina Piedmont (N.C. Cooperative Extension)
The plants on this list are native to the Piedmont region of North Carolina unless otherwise indicated.

Build a Bee Condo (N.C. Forest Service)
You can encourage native bees to nest near your wildflower gardens by providing man-made nesting blocks, or “Bee Condos.”