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National Pollinator Month

This June, we’re celebrating the two-year anniversary of the launch of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national initiative to bring back the bees. June 19-26 is Pollinator Week, but we are celebrating pollinators all month long.

Bring Home the Bees Contest

Certify your garden this Pollinator Month and win a bee nesting house!

Bees are important pollinators and are responsible for one out of every three bites of food that we take. Birds and other wildlife rely on native pollinating plants for food. Fill your yard with pollinator friendly plants to provide food and cover for wildlife.

Apply to have your yard or garden recognized as a Certified Wildlife Habitat between June 1, 2017 and June 30, 2017, and you’ll be entered to win one of two summer bee nesting houses, perfect to provide cavity-nesting native bees with a place to bear their young. The bee houses comes equipped with reusable nesting block, a container to store a bee cocoon over the winter, and a full guide on setting up your bee cabin.

No purchase necessary. Please read full contest rules.




Your application fee supports the National Wildlife Federation’s work to protect and restore key habitats for bees, butterflies, birds, amphibians and other wildlife nationwide.

In order to certify, you must provide food, water, cover, places to raise young, and employ sustainable gardening practices. Learn how to develop a Certified Wildlife Habitat with our step-by-step guide.

“Bee” Part of the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge

The National Pollinator Garden Network launched the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge to increase the amount of nectar and pollen food sources to reverse the alarming decline of pollinators such as honey bees, native bees and monarch butterflies.

The National Wildlife Federation co-founded the Network to rally hundreds of thousands of gardeners, horticultural professionals, schools, and volunteers to help reach a million pollinator gardens.

Certify your garden or yard today and “bee” counted towards the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge!