Better for Bees, Better for the Planet

The Bee Better Certified® program works with farmers of operations both large and small to utilize regenerative agricultural practices that protect biodiversity, improve soil health, and mitigate impacts from the use of pesticides.
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Graphic depicting spatial buffer between crop rows and habitat
graphic of a plow tilling a field with 1/3 left untilled.

Bee Better Certified farmers grow an array of crops: from almonds to blueberries, vegetables, apples, wine grapes, and more. Certified farmers agree to meet the requirements of our production standards and have their pollinator protection measures verified by an independent third-party. 

Farm-level certification is renewed (including inspection) every three years, and the licensed use of the Bee Better Seal on packaging is audited annually to protect the integrity of Bee Better Certification.

Graphic displaying from left to right a crop area with a two way arrow to habitat, trees with nesting sites below ground, and a greenhouse with bees enclosed.

Certified Products

The Bee Better Certified Seal

Image: SilkⓇ
Rainier Blueberries displaying the Bee Better Certified Seal
Photo: Rainier Fruit Company

Reflecting the deep concern for declining biodiversity and a changing climate, a growing number of farmers and companies are turning to Bee Better Certified to adopt biodiversity focused regenerative agricultural practices throughout their supply chains.

We thank Bee Better Certified farmers, processors, supply-chain professionals, brands, and third-party certifiers for their commitment to supporting pollinators and making better places for bees within our agricultural systems. 

The following companies now offer products that carry the Bee Better Certified seal which denotes that their products contain Bee Better Certified ingredients.

Please note that we do not sell, distribute, or promote the products. This list is simply to highlight—and celebrate!—the companies at the forefront of this rapidly growing movement. 

Silk® Logo
California Giant Berry Farms logo
Rainier Fruit Logo
Homegrown Organic Farms Logo
Klickitat Canyon Winery logo
Logo for Scenic Fruit brand, since 1931
Logo for betterful blueberries

Other Ways You Can Help

Community Science

Community Scientists participating in the Nebraska Bumble Bee Atlas
Photo: Britton Bailey (c)
Xerces staff and partners using field guides to identify insects
Photo: Xerces Society / Rachel Dunham
Up close image of a butterfly sitting atop mist net mesh
Photo: Xerces Society / Rachel Dunham

Community science (sometimes referred to as “participatory science” or “citizen science”) is a form of research that provides everyone—regardless of their background—an opportunity to contribute meaningful data to further our scientific understanding of key issues.

By engaging community members, researchers can collect a larger amount of data, and often span more geographic regions, in a shorter amount of time. In turn, this data informs larger conservation efforts. It’s also a great opportunity for participants to learn more about species that interest them. It’s a win-win situation for all of us—including invertebrates!

Bee City & Bee Campus USA

A university student surveying pollinator habitat on campus
Photo: Tufts University Bee Campus
Two hands holding a pile of seed packets with a Bee City/Campus label
Photo: Ahna Hubnik / UNT
A butterfly visiting a flower
Photo: Central Community College

Bee City USA® and Bee Campus USA work to galvanize communities to sustain pollinators, in particular the more than 3,600 species of native bees in this country, by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides. Bee City USA and Bee Campus USA are initiatives of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

Bring Back The Pollinators

Pollinator habitat in bloom in front of a large greenhouse
Photo: Brianna Borders / Xerces Society
A Xerces Society pollinator habitat sign
Photo: Suzanne Granahan
A front yard full of blooming flowers
Photo: Eric Lee-Mäder

The pollinator protection pledge is part of the Xerces Society’s Bring Back the Pollinators campaign, which is based on four simple principles: Grow pollinator-friendly flowers, provide nest sites, avoid pesticides, and spread the word. With these core values, pollinator conservation can be adapted to any location, whether you tend an urban community garden or a suburban yard, work in a city park or on a farm.

A graphic with a flower, a bee exiting a ground nest entrance, a spray bottle, and a pollinator habitat sign