Town Manager Hazen Blodgett is also a beekeeper (who gave honey as Christmas presents). He agreed that the values Matthews holds as a Tree City USA and as a National Wlidlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, had prepared the town well to take a stand for the bees. The Town of Matthews’ Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Resources Advisory Board will serve as the advisory board for Bee City USA matters.
Bee City USA extends a warm welcome to Matthews. We look forward to sharing with and learning from each other across the nation to reverse pollinator declines.