Honey bees are experiencing a drastic decline in the United States and that’s having a negative impact on the global ecosystem.
Creating habitats where they can thrive is part of the solution. And on National Honey Bee Day, Saturday, August 20, we recognize the contributions honey bees make to our lives.
Airports around the country are doing their part to help the honey bees thrive by hosting honey bee hives on airport lands.
Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD), Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), and Minneapolis – St. Paul International Airport (MSP) are among the airports that have apiaries on site.
The bees at MSP Airport are there as part of the University of Minnesota Bee Veterans program, which provides free beekeeping education for Minnesota Veterans, including monthly workshops, including in-person and online workshops.
Here’s a video from MSP showing honey bees in the hive.
Does your airport have hives? (Tee-hee) Let us know and we’ll update our list.