Aster Nursery

Native Pollenizers for Native Pollinators

Pollen Gardening

  • Around 30% of native bee species are pollen specialists
  • Most specialists only eat pollen from the Aster Family
  • Many specialists have unique relations with flowers
  • Over 60% of specialist bees are rare and need help
  • Feed all bees by pollen gardening


Aster Nursery grows pollenizers for pollinator conservation and conservation biocontrol. Plants for both pollen specialists and generalists. Nomadic: Nipmuc Territory. Site-specific selections: Availability mutable. Contact:

Photos from The USGS BIML