Tuesday, October 6, 2015

New Program Promotes Pollinator Protection on College Campuses

Bee City USA, based in Asheville, NC, recently announced a new national program, Bee Campus USA, to protect pollinators and increase awareness about their benefits. Southern Oregon University has been named the first Bee Campus USA. Bee City USA director, Phyllis Stiles says, "Hard-working pollinators are responsible for about every third bite we eat, and 85 percent of the world’s flowering plant species need a pollinator’s help in order to reproduce. Recognizing the serious threats faced by the thousands of species of bees, butterflies, bats, beetles, and hummingbirds that make our planet bloom and fruit, we feel very fortunate to have found such an outstanding partner in pollinator protection.” Carrboro, NC, is the third city to be recognized as a Bee City. Read more »