Michigan plants are pollinated by over 450 species of native bees, as well as flies, butterflies, wasps, honeybees, and other insects. These pollinators have important roles in our ecosystem – supporting both native plants and food crops. This talk covers the types of pollinators found in the great lake region and their roles and importance. We will identify common types of bees, and how they are used in Agriculture and native ecosystems. We will discuss the current issues regarding pollinators, including population levels and the things that affect them – land use changes, pesticides, and new diseases. We will conclude with ways that individuals can work and make changes to protect pollinator health.