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In July 2016, City of Decatur became the first Bee City USA in Georgia. The designation was a collaborative effort between the City of Decatur, Wylde Center, and community residents concerned about the welfare of bees. As a Bee City, Decatur affirms its support for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators and educating residents about the critical role bees play in our ecosystem. “Beecatur” plans and presents bee-related educational opportunities throughout the year.


Bee City USA® is an initiative of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, an international nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitats. The Bee City USA program endorses a set of commitments, defined via city resolution, for creating sustainable habitats for pollinators, which are vital to feeding our planet.

Read more:

Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

Xerces Society + Bee City USA = A Match Made In Pollinator Heavean

Bee City USA Decatur, GA 2017 Annual Report

Decatur becomes Georgia's first 'Bee City' (AJC, May 2016)

Bee City USA Decatur Resolution


As a Bee City USA affiliate, the mission of Bee City USA - Decatur, GA (a.k.a. “Beecatur”) is to raise awareness about the important roles bees play in our ecosystem. To do this, we:
• Work with city officials to establish and enhance habitats for bees; 

• Create, arrange, and present bee-related educational programs within city schools and the wider Decatur community; and

• Encourage participation and solicit support from local businesses and community groups.

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