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 pollinators, and hosting habitat restoration activities. Ypsilanti will continue to make the City safer for all its residents, including its pollinators. Adopted Resolution

The Sustainability Commission serves as the Bee City Ypsi committee. 

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.

The City encourages people who choose to plant and maintain pollinator gardens to register them with the City.

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

For more resources on how to protect our pollinators, visit The Xerces Society Webpage .