College of DuPage Brings Honeybees to Campus Natural Area
Jun 8, 2017 2:24 PM -
Thanks to a grant from the Honeybee Conservancy, COD has installed a beehive in a natural area on the east side of campus. A partnership with Kline Creek Farm has provided the expertise and training for staff to maintain the beehive, which will not only benefit the surrounding natural areas with needed pollination but also function as a learning lab for students and visitors. "The honeybee decline is an environmental problem that most people don't know about," said David Taylor, Instructor of Biology at College of DuPage. "We already bring classes to study our on-campus prairie reserves, and we hope the beehive adds to in-class discussions on pollination."