Bee City USA is a relatively new organization that is similar to the “Tree City” program; only it focuses on bees instead of trees.
Bee City USA is a nonprofit national organization that galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators–responsible for 1 in 3 bites we eat and the reproduction of 90% of the world’s wild plant species–by providing pollinators with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free to nearly free of pesticides.
Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban and suburban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.
Bee City USA aims to protect pollinators by:
- Raise awareness
- Enhance habitats
- Celebrate achievements
- Institutionalize a community’s commitment to establishing and maintaining healthy pollinator habitat within its boundaries