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.

Pollinator Tip of the Month – January

Did you know bees get thirsty too? In the winter when most of our pollinator friends are in the middle of their long nap, it’s the perfect time to begin planning their spring time welcome back party! And do you know what their favorite drink is? Water! During the growing season from March through October, you will want to place a shallow dish filled with a few rocks and a little bit of water in close vicinity to your pollinator habitat to allow for an easily accessible water source. When the growing season is upon us, be sure to change the water every week or so to prevent the spread of bacteria and disease. In the meantime, the winter season is a good time to start considering the design and needs of your pollinator garden. Spring will be here before you know it!

Every wonder where bees go in winter? Check out this link: http://csuhort.blogspot.com/2019/11/where-do-bees-go-in-winter.html

Apiculture Club at CSU

Read the latest SOURCE article about the Apiculture Club:
The Buzz: New Beehives coming to Horticulture Center in May

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