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Celebrating and Protecting Pollinators!


Pollinator Appreciation Month


Why all the buzz about pollinators? Besides the hard-working honeybee, Boulder is home to more than 550 native bee species, from large beautiful bumblebees to small, ground-nesting bees. All over the world, bees and other insects, such as flies, beetles and butterflies, and animals including hummingbirds and bats, pollinate fruits and vegetables, seeds, nuts, spices, chocolate and coffee!   Pollinators also provide essential services and environmental benefits that maintain the health and beauty of our grasslands, forests, meadows, and other natural areas. Sadly, pollinators are declining, which places our food security and natural environment in peril. During the autumn as we enjoy the bountiful harvest and the natural areas around us filled with seed-laden wildflowers, people throughout Boulder come together for Pollinator Appreciation Month to celebrate our precious pollinators. Join your friends and neighbors for events throughout the month to learn more about these fascinating creatures and what you can to do help protect them.

Read the Pollinator Appreciation Month Declaration here

Call for Volunteers! 

25 volunteers are needed to turn an area of land into a beautiful pollinator garden. Come garden with your fellow community members and build a pollinator garden along a community bike path and next to a favorite hangout spot, the Rayback Collective! Volunteers will help lay out plants following a professionally designed map and plant beautiful flowers throughout the day. Ages 15 and up may participate. 

Sunday Sept. 23, 2018 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.  Rayback Collective (2775 Valmont Rd., Boulder, CO 80304)

 ​ Register to Volunteer Today



Events for Kids

Choose from lots of fun and educational events for kids and families, including the Bee Boulder Family Festival featuring Jeff & Paige, special workshops, pollinator-themed story times and more!


Tour de Hive and Native Bee Lecture

Join a self-guided tour of Boulder gardens to meet some of our local beekeepers and see their hives. Join Dr. Adrian Carper to learn about Colorado's native bees.



Learn About Pollinators and How You Can Help


Learn About Pollinators and How You Can Help

Fun facts, videos, information about pollinators. Tips for how each of us can do our part to protect them.



The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project


The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project

The Boulder Pollinator Garden Project is a new program to encourage the creation of high quality pollinator habitat throughout Boulder, both on public and private properties.  Learn more!



2018 Pollinator Appreciation Month Student Poster Winners

Bee Boulder Winners

 2018 Honorable Mention

Bee Boulder Honorable Mention


Email Rella Abernathy    ●  303-441-1901 


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