Charter Township of Ypsilanti, Michigan, Is 11th Bee City USA and First in Michigan

PictureCynthia Canty of Michigan Radio’s Stateside Program with Jamie Berlin (on right)

Margaret Mead said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”

In city after city, pollinator champions like Jamie Berlin are mobilizing communities on behalf of hardworking bees, butterflies, beetles, hummingbirds, flies, wasps, moths–all manner of pollinators. Berlin helped start “Ypsi Melissa,” a community organization which offers workshops, beekeeping mentoring, bee gardens, hive sponsorship, and a hive host program.

Berlin got her start at the Local Honey Project, part of the Ypsilanti Food Co-op. She also helped found the Festival of the Honeybee, celebrating its 3rd year this fall.

Thanks to Jamie, Township Supervisor Brenda Stumbo, and others who wanted the Charter Township of Ypsilanti to take a stand for the bees.

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