Asheville, North Carolina is the first ever Bee City USA. Pollinators are vital to humans and our planet. One in every three bites of food we eat is courtesy of insect pollination– 85% of flowering plants depend on pollinators for reproduction. Bee City USA designation is both an honor and a responsibility.
The Bee City program endorses a set of standards, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable pollinator habitats. Cities and towns across America are invited to adopt these standards and become a Bee City USA designee. For more information and to support North Carolina Honeybees and North Carolina Honey, go to http://www.beecityusa.org.