Bee Campus USA

UConn has been certified as a Bee Campus since 2018. The initial certification was spearheaded by PIRG, a student activist organization on campus, and our current Bee Campus USA Committee is comprised of faculty, staff, and students that are involved in pollinator-related activities on campus.

What is A Bee Campus?

This certification is given by the Xerces Society to university campuses that effectively:

  • Create and assemble yearly a Bee Campus USA Committee
  • Establish and enhance pollinator habitat on campus
  • Engage in related service-learning projects
  • Develop and implement signage about pollinator protection
  • Offer courses that include information on pollinator conservation
  • Maintain social media and online accounts to post Bee Campus updates

Learn more about these commitments on the Bee Campus website.

 

For More Information:

  1. Recommended Native Pollinator Plant Species List for Connecticut - this comprehensive list has information about blooming times and other fun characteristics of native pollinator plants.
  2. Sustainable Plants for Connecticut Schools - another useful list of native plants created by UConn Extension.
  3. UConn's Integrated Pest Management Plan - updated in November, 2019.