Colorado State University students introduce honey bees to hives to hive at the Durrell Center, April 22, 2018 - photograph of student in apiary suit with bees flying around.

CSU is Bee Campus USA certified! On April 24, 2018, The President’s Sustainability Commission recognized the Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee for its outstanding sustainability leadership that resulted in CSU becoming the first certified Bee Campus USA institution in Colorado! Our Bee Campus USA designation is part of a larger campus-wide initiative to transform our physical campus into a learning laboratory for the campus community and visitors.

Bee Campus USA Goals include:

  • Create and implement a pollinator friendly habitat plan
  • Plan and develop pollinator friendly gardens across campus
  • Create pollinator engagement opportunities, including workshops and engagement events
  • Post educational stories and signage about the benefits of supporting local pollinators

9 news: CSU’s Bee Campus USA story

Through association with our Bee Campus USA status, the Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee has just gained a new international partner to support our goals of creating more beneficial habitat on CSU’s campus. As of 6/30/2018, Bee City USA is an official initiative of the Xerces Society. “The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.”

Read the Story: Bee City USA joins Xerces Society

 

Certificate of Designation of Bee Campus USA