Our Featured Programs

  • Pollinator Steward Certification

    Providing home gardeners, land managers, farmers, government, and community scientists with the scientific know-how to make a real difference for pollinators, people, and the planet. Our upcoming program will feature expert topic speakers, the latest pollinator research, and will provide participants with the information needed to become powerful pollinator protectors.

  • Project Wingspan Across Chicagoland

    Project Wingspan Chicagoland is a native plant materials development program created to increase the quality, quantity, and connectivity of habitat for imperiled native pollinators of the greater Chicago Wilderness Region including the monarch butterfly, the endangered rusty patched bumble bee, and a plethora of other native pollinating species.

  • Pollinator Week

    Ten years ago the U.S. Senate's unanimous approval and designation of a week in June as "National Pollinator Week" marked a necessary step toward addressing the urgent issue of declining pollinator populations.

  • Bee Friendly Farming

    The Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) programs recognize, engage, and support BFF participants and pollinators everywhere. The BFF program has three categories that allow for engagement with all participants in pollinator conservation while addressing their landscape goals: Bee Friendly Farming CERTIFIED, Bee Friendly Farming PARTNER, and Bee Friendly Farming GARDEN.

  • Monarch Wings Across America

    The number of monarchs making the annual migration has plummeted in recent years, but Ohioans have stepped forward in unprecedented numbers to make a difference. Support for monarchs starts with one thing that everyone can do: plant for monarchs!

  • Protecting Pollinators

    This educational resource for Certified Pesticide Applicators, Pesticide and Crop Advisors, and Agricultural Producers will increase awareness and skill in minimizing the effects of pesticide applications on pollinators.

  • North American Pollinator Protection Campaign

    NAPPC is a growing, collaborative body of more than 120 diverse partners. Respected scientists, researchers, conservationists, government officials and dedicated volunteers are succeeding with major programs to protect pollinators, to raise pollinator-related issues, and to benefit the health of all species – particularly those most threatened.

  • Honey Bee Health Improvement Project

    In the absence of Colony Collapse Disorder, this task force will seek out and secure funding for innovative and important work to understand and promote genetic stock improvements, understand and promote best management practices for commercial beekeeping, and promote forage opportunities for colonies on public and private land.

  • Bee Smart® School Garden Kit

    We want you to use the Bee Smart™ School Garden Kit to help expose your students to new ideas about food, wildlife, and plants. It should also help students choose behaviors that support their own health, the health of the planet, and all its plants and animals.