BEE CAMPUS USA
Washtenaw Community College
Washtenaw Community College has been recognized as a Bee Campus USA affiliate for the third consecutive year for enhancing pollinator habitats and educating the community. June 1, 2022.
Photo of bees at the button flowers, WCC Pollinator Garden, July, 2023
WCC Campus participates in No Mow May to help our bee pollinators. May 2022.
"Not mowing for one month is not a magic fix to the problems bees are facing, but studies have shown that reducing and/or eliminating mowing in the spring can increase bee abundance and bee species diversity when compared to more frequently mowed lawns."
Bumble Bee Watch is a collaborative effort to track and conserve North America’s bumble bees. This community science project allows for individuals to:
Washtenaw Community College values the importance of pollinators to the life cycle of flowers, plants, fruits and vegetable. Bees are the most important pollinators of fruits, vegetables, flowers, and crops like alfalfa and hay that feed our livestock. More than one third of the world’s crops are dependent on bee pollination. Bees are not intentional pollinators; Bees need to eat. They get all their protein from pollen and all their carbohydrate from nectar. They are flower feeders. To entice and nurture bees at WCC, the campus provides many bee friendly native flowers, a core garden, non-toxic fertilization and eradication techniques, as well as educational events about pollinators.