Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA
Bringing Communities Together to Sustain Pollinators
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.
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Bee City USA
A certification 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 certification 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.
Guest blog by Jerrod Penn and Wuyang Hu Since spring 2015, when Southern Oregon University was certified as the first affiliate of Bee Campus USA, the program has rapidly expanded
Guest blog by Katey Pratt. An earlier version of this story was published in Olbrich Garden News (2019). The community of Madison, Wisconsin, takes pride in its parks, conservation areas,