Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA

Connecting Communities and Pollinators

Photos: Sara Morris, Matthew Shepherd, Amanda Lucier, Scott Seigfreid

Bees are central to our lives
Thousands of native species sustain our environment and food supply
Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA bring people together to make their communities better places for pollinators

Bee City USA® and Bee Campus USA work to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators, in particular the more than 3,600 species of native bees in this country, by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA are initiatives of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Conservation outcomes

Since 2019

1129086 +

People engaged in pollinator conservation as a result of Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA

1625 +

Habitat projects completed totaling over 12,900 acres

A Wide Range Of approaches to using integrated pest management to reduce pesticide use

Renewal Reports

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Bee City USA

A program that recognizes, supports, and encourages pollinator conservation in cities, towns, and counties. Click on the following links to learn more about what it means to be an affiliate and how to apply.

Bee Campus USA

A program that recognizes, supports, and encourages pollinator conservation on college and university campuses. Click on the following links to learn more about what it means to be an affiliate and how to apply.

Latest news

A person in a blue top with long blonde-brown hair smiles in front of a view of a tan beach and rocky cliffs with dark green trees and a cloudy blue gray sky.

Welcome Carly Hirschmann

We have great news: our coworker Carly Hirschmann has shifted roles to become our Community Engagement Assistant, dividing her time between working with the Xerces Society’s Ambassador volunteer program and

Rows of plants surrounded by a tan gravel walkway, with a chalkboard style sandwich board with colorful lettering and illustrations.

Meet the People’s Garden Initiative

The People’s Garden Initiative (PGI) has partnered with the Xerces Society to expand pollinator and beneficial insect outreach and education to community gardens nationwide! Managed by the USDA, the PGI

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