BEE CITY USA
City of Rome Bee Board
Bee City USA galvanizes communities to sustain pollinators – responsible for 1 in 3 bites we eat and the reproduction of almost 90% of the world's flowering plant species – by providing them with healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants, and free to nearly free of pesticides. Rome, Georgia is an affiliate of Bee City USA committed to conserving pollinators and enhancing our planet's resilience through education and increased and improved pollinator habitats.
WHO WE ARE
The Bee Board helps to represent the interest of pollinators in our community, and hosts a variety of events to promote our mission. Pictured are Emma Wells ( KRFB and Bee Board Treasurer), Andi Beyer (Co-Chair), Tiffany Abbott-Fuller (Member), Phyllis Stiles (Bee City USA Founder), Ginny Word (Secretary), and Monica Sheppard (Co-Chair). We are gardeners, beekeepers, teachers, and lovers of pollinators!
Want to learn more about bees and other pollinators? Check out our free curriculum created by our awesome intern Chloe Greer. Chloe is a Biology and Post-Secondary Education Major at Berry College, and has prepared this awesome resource for you! It is great for families or teachers to utilize!
NATIONAL POLLINATOR MONTH
Each June, we celebrate National Pollinator Month with a variety of activities to promote the benefits of pollinators. With events ranging from story time at the library to our annual Bee Fest, there is fun and information for all!
Bee City USA - Rome, GA worked together with our Parks and Rec Department to identify areas that are hard to mow, or unnecessary to mow. Those areas, totaling over 50 acres, were sowed with pollinator blend wildflower seeds and designated as Pollinator Plots!