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Southeast Campus Sustainability : Bee Campus

Certified Bee Campus USA Affiliate

Tarrant County College Southeast Campus is a Bee Campus USA Affiliate. Campuses who participate in this program commit to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators and meeting certain criteria:

  1. Create a Bee Campus USA Committee to oversee pollinator and education efforts
  2. Develop and maintain a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan including information about local pollinator-friendly plants (and places to get them) and an integrated pest management plan
  3. Host an annual campus event to raise awareness about pollinators and acknowledge the institution's Bee Campus status.
  4. Sponsor and track student service-learning opportunities for improving pollinator habitats.
  5. At least biennially offer a pollinator protection workshop and/or incorporate pollinator protection topics into the curriculum.
  6. Post educational signage about pollinators and their habitats.
  7. Maintain a webpage to share news and information about local Bee Campus USA activities.

Please join us for our annual Arbor Day celebration in April to learn more about local pollinators and their habitat requirements. 

                

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Monarch Butterfly

Bees are not the only pollinators on campus!

Pollinator Books

Bumble Bees of North America

The essential guide for identifying the bumble bees of North America.

The Bees in Your Backyard

The ultimate bee book for bee enthusiasts and experts alike The Bees in Your Backyard provides an engaging introduction to the roughly 4,000 different bee species found in the United States and Canada, dispelling common myths about bees while offering essential tips for telling them apart in the field.

Why Do Bees Buzz?

Why Do Bees Buzz? reports on the mysterious "colony collapse disorder" that has affected honey bee populations, as well as other captivating topics, such as their complex, highly social lives, and how other species of bees are unique and different from honey bees. Organized in chapters that cover everything from these provocative pollinators' basic biology to the aggressive nature of killer bees, this insightful question and answer guide provides a honeycomb of compelling facts.

Our Native Bees

Honey bees get all the press, but the fascinating story of North America's native bees--endangered species essential to our ecosystems and food supplies--is just as crucial. Through interviews with farmers, gardeners, scientists, and bee experts, Our Native Bees explores the importance of native bees and focuses on why they play a key role in gardening and agriculture.

The Lives of Bees

How the lives of wild honey bees offer vital lessons for saving the world's managed bee colonies. The Lives of Bees is Thomas Seeley's captivating story of what scientists are learning about the behavior, social life, and survival strategies of honey bees living outside the beekeeper's hive--and how wild honey bees may hold the key to reversing the alarming die-off of the planet's managed honey bee populations.

Protecting Pollinators

We should thank a pollinator at every meal. These diminutive creatures fertilize a third of the crops we eat. Yet half of the 200,000 species of pollinators are threatened. Birds, bats, insects, and many other pollinators are disappearing, putting our entire food supply in jeopardy.