Flower Power: Establishing Pollinator Habitat


Author: Tammy Horn Potter
Ideal for: Bee Botany, Specialty, Beginning Beekeepers, Established Beekeepers
Publisher: Wicwas Press
Binding: Perfect Bound
Dimensions: 6″ x 9″
ISBN: 978-1-878075-56-7


From the author of Bees in America: How the Honey Bee Shaped a Nation and Beeconomy: What Women and Bees Can Teach Us About Local Trade and the Global Market, Flower Power: Establishing Pollinator Habitat chronicles one person’s “leap of faith” toward long-term land management that blends forestry, politics, energy industries, and apiculture. Nurturing floral habitats beautifies rights-of-ways, surface mine sites, and suburban yards, and provides food to pollinators, reduces chemical use, and increases pollinator populations.

“Dr. Tammy Horn Potter is not just a leader in expanding the acreage of bee trees and shrubs, she is THE leader in that field. Her work with mine reclamation areas in Kentucky inspired us in West Virginia to follow in her footsteps. This wonderful book should be read not only by every beekeeper, but also by everyone who cares about our ecology and environment. Housing developments now take acres and acres of bee forage and turn them into barren deserts for our bees. We need more people like Tammy. This book is the guide you need to help the honey bees and every other pollinator on the planet!”

– Dan O’Hanlon, President, WVA Bee Breeders

“Horn Potter weaves together her unique experiences reclaiming coal mines with pollinator habitat. This book shows how forests can be ‘sleeping giants of pollinator restoration’. Filled with plant science and the character of the trees and plants suited to build forage acres; memorable and practical tree knowledge every beekeeper can use.”

– Danielle Downey, Project ApisM