(KNBN NewsCenter1) Rapid City may soon become a Bee City USA affiliate if the Rapid City Public Works and Common Council approves of the necessary steps. Bee City affiliates work to educate the public on the role and importance of pollinators.
(The News & Observer) The beautification project was carried out by the city and the entity known as Keep Gastonia Beautiful, in honor of Gastonia’s qualification as a ‘Bee City.’ The city recently became the 74th affiliate of the nationwide Bee City USA initiative.
(WBAL-TV 11) Howard County in Maryland is joining the Bee City USA Coalition. The county is committing to reduce pesticide use and create sustainable habitats for bees, and has created 55 acres of pollinator-friendly meadow habitat on county parkland.
(OrilliaMatters.com) “Pollinators are everywhere; they don’t just stop at city limits. They’re all in our natural spaces, and we’ve got lots of natural spaces in and around the City of Orillia and Severn Township.”
(WBTW News 13) Florence is the third city in South Carolina to become a Bee City USA affiliate, and the second in Florence County. Lake City also has the title.