Bees fascinate and inspire people, young and old. Bees improve our health and nutrition through pollination of fruits and vegetables. They produce honey, a delicious natural sweetener and an effective burn and wound remedy. They collect tree resins, called propolis, which have remarkable antimicrobial properties that benefit human and bee health.
Bees are vital to our lives.
But bee health is failing due to a paucity of bee-friendly flowers, chronic exposure to pesticides, and debilitating diseases, and parasites.
Bees need our help.
Join us in our effort to bring back a bee friendly world.
Our vision is to create a research and destination spot to showcase the beauty and complexity of the bee society and their direct connection to food, agriculture, floral landscapes, and medicine.
This destination, the Bee Research and Discovery Center, will be unique among bee labs nationally by artfully combining research, public display and educational space, and bee-friendly flower gardens.
It will be a place where you can help bees get back on their own six feet.
With your help, bees will survive. With your help, bee research and education will thrive for generations to come. Through your generosity, the private funds we raise for the Center for Bee Research and Discovery at the University of Minnesota will:
"Together, we can protect American agriculture and the food we eat every day by helping the honey bee get back on its own six feet." - Professor Marla Spivak, Entomologist and honey bee expert at the University of Minnesota
If you have any questions, concerns or comments about making a gift, please contact:
Bee Research and Discovery Center
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
235 Skok Hall
2003 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
We invite you to join our effort to help bees