Bee Campus USA

Bee CampusTN Tech Seal Sustainable Campus Committee

What is Bee Campus USA?

Bee Campus USA is a program created by Xerces Society as an extension of Bee City USA. Bee Campus USA attempts to promote awareness for all pollinators: bees, butterflies, bats, birds, etc. It helps campuses establish a safe, healthy environment for pollinators to be able to feed and pollinate the plants they need to survive. We are excited to be Bee Campus USA - Tennessee Tech University and follow the guidelines that Bee Campus USA has laid out. For more information, visit

Check out these classes on pollinators and IPM:
BIOL 3330 - Entomology
BIOL 2310 - General Botany
BIOL 3240 - Field Botany
BIOL 4330 (5330) - Plant Ecology
AGRN 4100 (5100) - Weed Science
AGHT 3030 - IPM
AGRN 3300 - Organic Farming

TN Tech IPM Plan 2019

  • Click here to test your pollinator knowledge!



Our Goals:

  • Implement a habitat plan that is safe and friendly for pollinators
  • Develop gardens with native plants around campus to help pollinators
  • Engage the community with workshops, classes, events and more
  • Post signage to educate the community on the benefits of pollinators
Bee Polinator



An insect home at the Native Plant Garden behind Pennebaker


  • Develop a Bee Campus USA Committee to maintain a Campus Pollinator Habitat Plan and Integrated Pest management Plan (IPM)
  • Host events to bring awareness to the importance of pollinators
  • Sponsor student Service-Learning Projects
  • Offer courses and/or workshops that are pollinator or IPM focused
  • Post signs to educate the campus and community about pollinators
  • Create a website that shares our Bee Campus USA news and activities (check!)
  • Apply annually for Bee Campus USA renewal



Middle TN Native Species Info

  • Goldenrod (Solidago canadensis)
  • Ironweed (Vernonia gigantea)
  • Tennessee Coneflower (Echinacea tennesseensis)
  • Black-Eyed Susan (Rudbeckia hirta)  
  • Butterfly Weed (Asclepias tuberosa)
  • Joe Pye Weed (Eutrochium Spp)
  • Virginia Bluebells (Mertensia virginica)
  • Wild Columbine (Aquilegia canadensis

  • American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)
  • Dutch Man's Pipe (Aristolochia tomentosa)
  • Hearts a Bursting (Euonymus americanus)
  • River Oats (Chasmanthium latifolium)
  • Little Bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)

  • Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
  • American Beech  (Fagus grandifolia)
  • Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)
  • Eastern Hemlock (Tsuga canadensis)
  • Honeylocust (Gleditsia triacanthos)

Find a Native Plant Supplier close to you! You can also check out Tennessee Smart Yards for mail order.


Experience Tech For Yourself

Visit us to see what sets us apart.

Schedule Your Visit