Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Asheville is Bee City, USA!

Council members voted recently to make Asheville the nation's inaugural Bee City, USA. In addition to the prestige of setting into motion what will hopefully become a larger movement across the country, Asheville's landscaping budget will now include a focus on bee-friendly plants. Also, we should expect to see many more educational programs devoted to bees, to raise the general awareness of the importance of pollinators to our agriculture and biodiversity. Congratulations to Phyllis Stiles for spearheading the project, and to all the other worker bees involved!

Check out this video for a news story on the vote, and to see some familiar faces from BCBC:

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