The Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee at Colorado State is a subcommittee of the President’s Sustainability Commission. The committee incorporates and promotes pollinator friendly habitats across campus and creates engagement opportunities to help educate people about the benefits of supporting local pollinators. The Committee has representatives from Facilities Management, Housing and Dining Services, Environmental Health Services, the City of Fort Collins, as well as academic experts, researchers, and students. Committee members collaborate and share resources that protect and improve on pollinator wellbeing and awareness at CSU. To attend meetings or join the committee email list, please contact us. Explore our website for more information related to our pollinator activities.
Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee
Pollinator Tip of the Month – November
Hold up on the clean up! Nesting materials for native bees can include materials such as dead and decaying wood, hollow piths of stems, exposed soil, and other natural materials. Holding off on garden clean up can be an easy way to help support your native pollinators. Reschedule the pruning and removal of this year’s plant materials until next mid to late spring. Mulching protects plants, but too much mulch can cover underground nests and make it almost impossible for pollinators to remerge in the spring. If mulch is a must, use a very light layer, and concentrate the mulch around the base of your plants. This will help provide winter protection for plant material while retaining open soil spaces for pollinators that nest in underground chambers.
Apiculture Club at CSU
Read the latest SOURCE article about the Apiculture Club:
The Buzz: New Beehives coming to Horticulture Center in May
Learn more about the Apiculture Club under the Get Involved! section of our website. Follow them on Instagram @csuapicultureclub.