Bumble Bee Project Launches Plant Sale


The Bumble Bee Project, which works to conserve native pollination systems, is selling a kit of plants that anyone can use to create and improve habitat for at-risk native bumble bees. The kit includes 24 plants (three each of eight species) that provide habitat needed by the golden northern bumble bee, the half-black bumble bee, and other at-risk native pollinators.

As a founding member of the BBT, SVT is selling the kit through our online store. The sale will run from January 23 until late February (or until supplies last). Kits cost $100, and there is a limit of one per household. 

The plants in the kit are for full sun or part shade (read the full description of the plant kit). The eight species are: 

  • Little bluestem grass
  • Shrubby St. John’s-wort
  • Foxglove beardtongue
  • Mad dog skullcap
  • Scarlet bee balm
  • Wild bergamot
  • Small yellow wild indigo
  • Showy goldenrod

Learn more on the Bumble Bee Project page of our website.

The Bumble Bee Project is an initiative of the Metrowest Conservation Alliance’s Native Pollinator Task Force. Members of the BBP work to provide the specific habitats require by at-risk pollinators and to reduce the threats to those pollinators in the region around the Sudbury, Assabet, and Concord Rivers.