Bee Campus USA

Bee Campus USA designation brings buzz to UCD, community

Tue, October 08, 2019
As a sign of its commitment to pollinator health, UC Davis recently became the first University of California campus to become certified as a Bee Campus USA affiliate, via the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Planning your own super bloom

Fri, September 20, 2019
UC Davis Arboretum Teaching Nursery will begin selling research-backed selection of native annual wildflower seeds that are proven to attract pollinators.

California Native Wildflower Seeds

The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum and Public Garden is piloting the sale of native wildflower seeds at its upcoming Fall 2019 plant sales. The wildflower seeds selected for sale to the public were chosen based on research done by the UC Davis Pollination Ecology lab led by  Dr. Neal Williams which found that these species attract local pollinators that will continually revisit! 

UC Davis Blossoms as Next Bee Campus USA in the Nation

Wed, July 24, 2019
The University of California, Davis has become the first University of California campus and 78th educational institution in the nation to be certified as an affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program.

Support California native bees with these 10 plants

Wed, April 04, 2018
The plants included here were selected based on information available through this work and that of others both in the Bay Area and the Sacramento Valley.  These plants were chosen for spring, summer and fall bloom, low to medium-low watering need, low maintenance requirements and the variety of bee species they attract.

Beyond the honey bee: Learn more about California native bees

Tue, April 03, 2018
Why care about bees?

Bees are important as indicators of environmental quality, are key in the continued existence of our wildlands, vital to sustainable pollination of crops, and serve as food that supports a diversity of other species. In addition, bees are critical to the health of natural, ornamental and agricultural landscapes.