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The bee hotels, made to look like teepees, will be located at Waniskewin Park and the University of Saskatchewan campus. Photo by Annette Bellinger.

USask students establish bee hotels in Saskatoon

As part of a sustainability course, students are developing bee habitats to provide a safe environment for bees to reproduce.

The bee hotels will be used by solitary bees who dwell in cavities.

“There’s really no threat when it comes to them being around humans because they don’t live in a hive and they’re not trying to protect their home,” said environmental science student Annette Bellinger in a recent StarPhoenix article.

According to the article, “solitary bees do not produce honey but they pollinate better than the average European honey bee.”

One bee hotel will be located at Waniskewin Park and the other on the University of Saskatchewan campus.

To learn more about this project, read the StarPhoenix article.

 

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