City of Richmond
What it means to Richmond to become a Bee City
Promoting a healthy population of pollinators is paramount to the health of native plants and ecosystems in the urban landscape. The City of Richmond has long recognized the environmental and economic benefits of a healthy ecological network that provides opportunities for pollinators to thrive. Various Council-endorsed programs and initiatives such as Richmond’s Enhanced Pesticide Management Program and the City’s Ecological Network Management Strategy aim to reduce the threats that pesticides, urban development, and climate change pose to healthy pollinator populations. Becoming a Bee City proudly solidifies Richmond’s ongoing commitment to protect pollinator habitat and improve the quality lives for Richmond residents.
Pollinator Apiary at Terra Nova Pollinator Meadow
Bee Specimens and identification resources provided at the Bridgeport Pollinator Picnic
Mason bee house constructed by volunteers at the Bridgeport Pollinator Picnic