Chatham named a Certified Bee Campus USA school
Chatham University has been officially named a Certified Bee Campus USA Affiliate—only one of 63 across the United States. As an affiliate, Chatham will minimize hazards for pollinators across campus, raise awareness about pollination issues, host events and provide information for both on- and off-campus community members about bloom time and pollinator needs.
Chatham University's Shadyside campus is one of the most idyllic locations in the City of Pittsburgh, and home to a large variety of pollinators. The 39-acre campus encompasses a 32-acre arboretum featuring 115 different varieties of species, including Japanese Flowering Crabapple, River Birch and Kentucky Coffee trees. In addition, Chatham’s Eden Hall Campus houses an apiary with seven bee hives to promote beneficial pollination while enhancing food production and providing honey.
Bee City USA’s mission is to galvanize communities and campuses to sustain pollinators by providing them with a healthy habitat, rich in a variety of native plants and free of pesticides. For more information about Bee Campus USA, visit https://www.beecityusa.org/.