Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA
Bringing Communities Together to Sustain 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.
People engaged in pollinator conservation as a result of Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA
Habitat projects completed totaling over 2,400 acres
A Wide Range Of approaches to using integrated pest management to reduce pesticide use
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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.
Guest blog by Amy Sibul, Faculty in the School of Biological Sciences, Faculty Advisor to the University of Utah Beekeepers Association, Bee Campus USA – University of Utah Committee Chair
Building Resilient Communities: Reflecting on a Year of Challenge and Opportunity for Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA
By Molly Martin, Bee City USA Coordinator I walked through the oak woodland slowly, making a mental note of flowering species: Amsinckia menziesii, Lupinus albifrons, Vicia sativa. While the trees