About Us

Estsblished in 2014, Indigo Acres Pollinator Sanctuary is nestled on 13 beautiful acres filled with blooms and humming with the voices of honey bees and local pollinators. We share our passion for pollinator preservation through our products and educational services.

Pollinator Protection

Indigo Acres has a passion for not only pollinators, but for the plants that sustain them. Specializing in pollinator friendly perennials, annuals and trees, we have created a beautiful pollinator sanctuary. By fostering a magical haven for beneficial pollinators, such as birds, bees, and butterflies, Indigo Acres is giving back and thanking the pollinators for their hard work.

Our Pollinators are in Trouble: 1/3 of the food we eat is thanks to these amazing creatures. Our pollinators are currently in decline, due to loss of habitat, leaving less foraging space. The application of pesticides is another contributing factor.

How You Can Help:

  • Please allow the dandelions and wildflowers to flourish! The dandelion is the perfect flower. No purchase required! All you have to do is let this little wildflower grow. Dandelions are one of the first spring food sources for the bees. Please, let them live…
  • Attracting pollinators to your garden is simple. By providing the right plants and trees, soon your backyard will be bursting with hummingbirds, bees and butterflies. By selecting flowers that will provide blooms throughout the changing seasons, you are assisting your local pollinators to flourish year round. Remember, even if you have a small space, potted plants work well, too.
  • Provide a shallow water source. The saucers used under garden pots work well for this. Submerge rocks half-way underwater to act as a landing pad, thus keeping your local pollinators happy and hydrated.
  • Avoid the use of pesticides. These harmful chemicals kill our beneficial insect population. Always use organic methods when growing your plants.
  • Buy local! Support pollinator friendly farmers and beekeepers buy purchasing organic produce and raw honey.
  • Leave dead stumps and tree trunks for wood nesting insects.
  • Allow an area of your backyard to go WILD! This natural space will provide a safe haven for many pollinators.

Just think of the amazing impact we would have if each person took one little step towards pollinator protection…

What will you do to help your local pollinators and garden friends?

Honey Bees

Outdoor Swarm Removal: Bee swarms are very common in the spring & summer. If you discover a swarm in your backyard, please contact your local beekeeper! If you are located in the Rockford, Michigan area, Indigo Acres Apiary provides a limited number of swarm removals each season. Contact Us for more information.

Indigo Acres Pollinator Sanctuary…a place where plants and pollinators can just BEE & GROW.

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