Fly on a white lace flower, also known as grandiflora.
Butterfly on Blue Boa Hyssop (a tall purple flower) outside the Lory Student Center on CSU's main campus.
Pollinator on yellow blossom from a mesclun lettuce plant

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.

Upcoming Events

Northern CO Beekeepers Association – Monthly Meeting
Third Thursday of each month, 6:30–8:30 p.m.
Open to all NCBA members and the public.
For more information visit NCBA.

Truth Bee Told: Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities
CSU Professional Development Institute presentation
Visit our “Get Involved” page to read about what this presentation covers.
Tuesday, 1/15/2019, 10:00-11:50 a.m. in Lory Student Center 304

Pollinator Tip of the Month – December

Around 90% of our native bee species are classified as non-colonizing solitary bees. While honey bees get through winter with help from their hive, solitary bees have evolved and adapted different strategies to survive winter. Adult bees usually are only active in the spring or summer during mating season. During this time, they produce offspring in the forms of young adults, pupae, and larvae. The offspring spend winter tucked away in a variety of both natural and unnatural crevices, waiting to emerge from very early spring to mid-summer.

Apiculture Club at CSU

Colorado State University students introduce honey bees to hives at the Durrell Center, April 22, 2018.

Learn more about the Apiculture Club under the Get Involved! section of our website. Follow them on Instagram @csuapicultureclub.

Honey bees on Colorado State University campus