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Bee-Friendly All Summer

person working with bees at an apiary

Did you know that bees, bats, butterflies and hummingbirds help to pollinate 75% of the world’s food crops? In fact, honey bees are the most important insect pollinator for crops grown in North Carolina.

As a certified Bee Campus USA, NC State supports pollinator species by increasing native plants on campus, providing pollinator nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides and air pollutants.

Our Wolfpack community can also promote pollinators off-campus with a few of these bee-friendly tips:

Learn more about pollinators, including a map of campus gardens and apiaries, by visiting

This post was originally published in Sustainability News.