Bees fascinate and inspire. Bee research fosters creative thought and practical solutions.
The Bee Lab's mission is to promote the conservation, health, and diversity of bee pollinators through research, education, and hands-on mentorship. We work as a team to provide the richest learning environment for students at all levels and from all backgrounds.
Dr. Marla Spivak, MacArthur Fellow and Distinguished McKnight Professor in Entomology, conducts research on honey bees with excellent technical support of Mr. Gary Reuter and graduate students.
Dr. Dan Cariveau, newly hired Assistant Professor, conducts research on the ecology and habitat needs of native bees. We are proud to announce that Dr. Cariveau joined us September 2015!
- February Beekeeping Class is full. Second class date March 31 open for registration
- 2018 Veterinarian Honey Bee Class open for registration
- Beekeeping classes ready for registration.
- 2018 Successful Queen Rearing Short Course ready for registration.
- UPDATED - 2016 Honey Bee Diseases and Pests manual is updated. Purchase hard copy - Download PDF.
- UPDATED - 2017 Beekeeping in Northern Climates
- Support Bee Lab’s new lab building. Purchase engraved paver block.
- What’s Bothering you: Bees or Wasps? (.pdf)
- New How to Video Series on Beekeeping
- Plants for Minnesota Bees - NEW LIST (.pdf)
- Sign up! Bee Informed Partnership!
- City Beekeeping Ordinances
- Removing Bees from Structures
U of M Bee Lab's Bee Squad
Learn more about what the Bee Squad can do for you.