Bee City USA

Ypsilanti is a Bee City

On June 16, 2015, the City of Ypsilanti became the 12th certified Bee City USA participant. As a Bee City, Ypsilanti is committed to addressing pollinator issues, providing opportunities for education about the importance of bees, and hosting habitat restoration activities. Ypsilanti will continue to make the City safer for all its residents, including its pollinators.

Please see the City of Ypsilanti’s Beekeeping Permit Application if you are interesting in keeping bees yourself. Beekeeping is permitted on properties whose principal use is one- or two-family residential.

For information about local native plants that support pollinators, visit Michigan State University’s Department of Entomology Native Plants and Ecosystem Services.