Pollinators are an indispensable natural resource in agriculture and healthy ecosystems. Farmers and beekeepers are on the front line in playing a critical role for their survival.

About Bee Friendly Farming

Bee Friendly Farming (BFF) is a program that provides guidelines for farmers and growers interested in promoting pollinator health on their lands.

WHAT IS THE CRITERIA TO BE BEE FRIENDLY FARMING CERTIFIED?

  1. Offer forage providing good nutrition for bees on 3-6% of land.
  2. Plant continuous bloom of different flowering plants throughout the growing season, especially in early spring and late autumn in temperate regions.
  3. Offer clean water for bees.
  4. Provide a variety of habitat for nesting through features such as hedgerows, natural brush, or bufferstrips.
  5. Practice Integrated Pest Management (IPM); reduce or eliminate the use of chemicals.
  6. Pay the annual $35 certification fee.

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

  1. Plant for pollinators - Get a free planting guide specific to your ecoregion
  2. Certify your farm
  3. Donate to support and expand the program

Get Certified