In January 2019, members of the Pollinator Friendly Campus Committee presented pollinator information for CSU’s 40th annual Professional Development Institute.

View the presentation: Truth Bee Told: Pollinators on Campus and in Our Communities

Reading Recommendations

CSU Student Learning Projects

Conference Presentations

  • Mason, L., Arathi H.S. Kondratieff, B., and C. O’Brien* 2017. Assessment of bee diversity using citizen science protocols. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, Denver CO
  • Mason, L., Arathi H.S. Kondratieff, B. 2017. Urban Bee Diversity and Abundance Using Citizen Science. Protecting Pollinators in Urban Landscapes Conference, October 2017, Traverse City, Michigan
  • Hogeboom, Arathi H.S., L. Bjostad, and E. Bernklau 2017. The Effects of Dietary Phytochemical Supplementation on Honey Bee Survival and Longevity. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, Denver CO
  • Schappell*, Arathi H.S. and J. Ham 2017 Monitoring Honey Bee Hive Activity Using Infrared Detectors and Mayfly Data Logger. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, Denver CO
  • O’Brien*, A. Hogeboom, and Arathi H.S. 2017 Bee diversity and abundance in Hemp (Cannabis sativa L.), a novel crop in Colorado. Entomological Society of America Annual Meeting 2017, Denver CO
  • Carlisle, A. *, Bernklau, E., Bjostad, L. and Arathi H.S. 2017. Honey bee (Apis mellifera) consumption of dietary phytochemical supplements. Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science Conference 2017, Salt Lake City, UT
  • O’Brien* and Arathi H.S. 2016 Evaluating bee diversity in genetically modified canola fields. International Congress in Entomology 2016, Orlando FL
  • Mason L., and Arathi H.S. 2016. Assessment of bee diversity using citizen science protocols. International Congress in Entomology 2016, Orlando FL

*Undergraduate student authors



Bee research occurring on campus - image shows identified research bee #34 on echinacea, a purple cone flower

Local, National, & International Resources

  • Native Bee Watch
    A citizen science project monitoring bee diversity and abundance in Fort Collins, Colorado. Sign up for their newsletter for more information!
  • Nature in the City
    Programs provide residents with easy access to nature by creating and enhancing natural spaces in Fort Collins, Colorado.
  • The Gardens on Spring Creek
    18-acre botanical garden within walking distance of the CSU Campus in Fort Collins, Colorado. Excellent educational and visual resource for building pollinator friendly spaces.
  • Northern Colorado Beekeepers Association
    An organization of both hobbyist and commercial beekeepers that provides a forum for education in beekeeping to NCBA members and the general public.
  • Colorado Beekeepers Association
    The Colorado Beekeepers Association aims to produce better beekeeping methods, better beekeepers, and a more unified system of apicultural work in Colorado.
  • Bee City USA
    Bee City USA works to foster awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with healthy habitat.
  • Monarch Joint Venture
    A partnership of federal and state agencies, non-governmental organizations, and academic programs that support efforts to protect the monarch migration across the lower 48 United States.
  • The Xerces Society
    An international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats.
  • Pollinator Partnership
    An international nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting the health of pollinators, critical to food and ecosystems, through conservation, education, and research.
  • Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
    A campaign to register a million public and private gardens and landscapes to support pollinators.
Pollinator partially inside blossom of a Pikes Peak Purple Penstemon
Moth on yellow flower, called coreopsis, located in pollinator garden on CSU's main campus