Dunwoody Is A Bee City!

Dunwoody Joins the National Movement to Help Pollinators

Dunwoody joined more than 80 cities across the country as part of the Bee City USA program, a nationwide initiative to encourage healthy, sustainable habitats for bees and other pollinators. Its designation as a Bee City was initiated by the city’s Sustainability Committee and approved by the city council in May 2019. Bee City USA is an initiative of the Xerces Society, which has started a movement across the USA to promote the conservation of bees and other pollinators.

Bee City USA fosters ongoing dialogue in urban areas to raise awareness of the role pollinators play in our communities and what each of us can do to provide them with a healthy habitat. The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined in a resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding the planet.

Ninety percent of wild plants and trees depend on pollinators for survival, and every third bite of food we eat is possible because of pollinators. However, pollinators are facing a variety of threats, and the honeybee population alone faced a 44% death rate last year.