Ohio Application

The Seed A Legacy Pollinator Habitat Program helps private, public and corporate landowners and managers establish high-quality pollinator habitat to improve the health of honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators in 11 Midwest states, including Ohio.

Projects accepted into the program will receive two pollinator seed mixtures. Seed mixtures will be delivered to plant 50% of contracted acres to a high-quality forage mix designed for honey bees and 50% of contracted acres to a high quality, diverse seed mix designed for monarch butterflies and other native pollinators. Pollinators will use and benefit from both seed mixtures, but each mix is designed to establish differently and must be planted in two separate areas.

Each Seed A Legacy project application will be ranked using key criteria to ensure the best projects are selected. Factors influencing selection include the project size, previous cropping history of the site, proximity to an existing or known apiary, current condition of the proposed project site, the landscape surrounding the proposed project, and other site considerations. Applicants should visit their state website to determine the location in miles from the project site to the nearest registered or known apiary and include that information in the appropriate application location.

Please review the program guidelines prior to completing the following application form. When finished, click SUBMIT. You will receive a confirmation email indicating we have received your application and notification of your enrollment status via the email provided on your application. Final Fall 2018 enrollment decisions will be made by the end of September. Successful applications are scheduled to be planted as a dormant seeding in the Fall/Winter of 2018.

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2018 SEED A LEGACY APPLICATION
Fall Enrollment Deadline: August 31, 2018

Thank you for your interest in planting habitat to support honey bees, monarch butterflies, native pollinators, and other wildlife! Please review the Program Guidelines prior to completing this application. Please complete all required fields; answer N/A if a question does not apply or your application will not successfully submit. Click the SUBMIT button to complete your application.

Proposed Habitat Site Location

Applicant Contact Information

Delivery Location for Seed (No PO Boxes please)

Legal Description of Site
Please list either the Section, Township-North or South, AND Range-East or West
OR the UTM (Universal Transverse Mercator System).
These fields are required; do not leave blank or your application will not submit. For example, if you supply the UTM, type N/A in the fields for Section, Township and Range.

Proposed Habitat Project Site Information
If you are interested in applying for more than one proposed habitat site, please submit a separate application form for each site.

Applicant Agreement

Project Site Photos
Please upload two (2) aerial photos as described below and three (3) photos the proposed site taken this spring in order to help evaluate the current site condition and site preparation activities.
File formats accepted: jpg, pdf, doc, docx, pages.

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Please review your application to ensure all required questions have been completed. Do not leave required questions blank or your application will not successfully submit. If a question does not apply, please answer N/A.

After you have reviewed your application for accuracy, click SUBMIT. You will receive confirmation of a successful submission by email to the address listed in this application. Questions? Contact us at info@beeandbutterflyfund.org or call 800-407-5337.

“The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is the bees’ buzz! The effort is integrating the very best performing habitat solutions where they are most needed, by bringing landowners and beekeepers together in a program where everyone benefits. It’s our goal to make every available acre the best it can be. It’s truly amazing just how much difference an acre can make when the habitat is engineered for maximum productivity!”

Zac Browning, Co-owner, Browning’s Honey Co., Inc.

“This project is a unique conservation effort, targeting acres in regions where conversion to soy and corn is happening very fast. By identifying places where habitat makes the most sense, the bottom line improves for the grower, the beekeeper, the monarch, upland songbirds and game birds, honey bees and native pollinators – it’s a program that can’t lose!”

Danielle Downey, Executive Director, Project Apis m.

"The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund is unique in that it has found the way to plant cost-effective pollinator habitat that establishes quickly and provides great pollinator benefits. It's the trifecta of getting great pollinator benefits onto the landscape. If we try to solve the critical problems for pollinators using the same tools and methods we have used for the last decade, we won’t be successful. The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund brings new strategies, methods and partners together to save monarch butterflies, honey bees and other pollinators, not to mention the nation’s food supply and beautiful landscapes."

Peter S. Berthelsen, Partnership Coordinator, The Bee & Butterfly Habitat Fund