UoGuelph launches pilot project to monitor bee health

September 24, 2018

As part of a new pilot project called "[email protected]," the University of Guelph is setting up bee hotels in schools throughout Toronto and Waterloo to monitor the health of pollinators, reports the Guelph Mercury. The Mercury states that the “hotels” are tube-like structures in which female bees store their larvae. The program will allow scientists to compare how the units work in different environments while students in the selected schools learn about pollination and plant-insect interactions. Dirk Steinke, who started the program, stated that he would like to expand the project if it is successful. Guelph Mercury