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Marla Spivak with bees. 

How would you like to help the bees with your money?

Several physical spaces can be named for donors or other legacies. Gift requirements vary for each facility and space.

St. Paul Bee Research Laboratory
Naming opportunities from $125,000 to $1 million

Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
Naming opportunities from $480,000 to $750,000

Scholarships and graduate awards are needed to train the next generation of bee experts. These can be current awards or an endowment to provide support in perpetuity. Scholarships and awards range from $1,200 for a single scholarship to $850,000 for a fully endowed graduate award.

Endowed Faculty Position
Help us attract and retain top faculty in this critical research and teaching specialty. Endowed faculty positions range from $500,000 to $4 million

Discretionary Support
Private dollars that can be used for the greatest needs and opportunities are needed. Gifts of any amount can be combined with the gifts of others to make significant impact. We invite you to give to the area or facility that is most meaningful to you.

To learn more contact:

St. Paul Bee and Pollinator Research Lab
Amy Alch
College of Food, Ag and Natural Resource Sciences
235 Skok Hall
2003 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108
612-625-2924 or

Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center
Anita Rieder
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, MN 55318
952-443-4404 or



Bees working for others

“The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others.”
- Saint John Chrysostom

Giving Online

Contribute online to the Bee Lab using the University of Minnesota Foundation's secure online giving form

Giving by Mail

Financial contributions can be sent to:
Bee Center
PO BOX 860266