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Bees

Our goals are to protect the health of bee pollinators and to promote sustainable beekeeping practices. We research honey bee behavioral ecology and disease resistance, and take pride in translating our results directly to students, beekeepers and the public.

Bee Lab website

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Pollinating new ideas

Extension brings new solutions to the problem of bee population decline.

Create a honey bee haven

There are steps you can take to help bee populations: plant bee-friendly plants (1.67 MB PDF) and reduce pesticide use.

Beekeeping courses at all skill levels

The UMN Bee Lab has been training beekeepers how to keep bees in Northern Climate for decades.

Bee Squad programs are up-to-date and research-based

Whether you maintain a colony of honey bees or you just would like to do something to help your local bees be healthy and happy, the Bee Squad can help.

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