Bee City USA & Bee Campus USA
2012-2022: Celebrating 10 Years of 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.
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.
The beauty of Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA is its community building: the murals, weed pulls, garden tours, plant sales, and pocket meadows serve so many functions beyond
Author name: Sandy McCarthyJob title: Faculty LibrarianAffiliation: Washtenaw Community College, MichiganUSDA Plant Zone: 6 Your top 5 pollinator plants: milkweed black-eyed susan bee balm New England aster sand coreopsis. Lessons