Campus is buzzing, and here’s why: The UO has officially become the newest Bee Campus USA.
Each Bee Campus USA, as recognized by the nonprofit organization Bee City USA, commits to a set of practices to create a sustainable environment for pollinators. Bee Campuses host bee awareness events, offer pollinator-focused courses and regulate pesticide use.
Most of the Bee Campus USA requirements were already in practice at the UO, supporters said. Several courses teach about pollinators, the UO’s urban farm hosts bees and bee-friendly events, and integrated pest management attempts to minimize the hazards insect control inflicts on the environment.