A new Bee Research Lab on the St Paul campus
Bringing Back a Bee Friendly World

Marla Spivak at the Bee Lab

At the University of Minnesota, we’re discovering solutions every day to protect bees, which in turn will help to protect our food supply and human health.

The university has built two new facilities: A new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab on the St Paul campus, and the Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center, for the public, at the University of MN Landscape Arboretum.

A new, state-of-the-art Bee and Pollinator Research Lab centralizes and facilitates the important bee research projects currently underway. The facility expands and enhances the group’s internationally recognized research and teaching program and provide opportunities for enhanced interdisciplinary and international collaborations.

The Budget for  the new Bee Lab facility was about $6.45 million. State-funded bonds cover two thirds of the cost of the project. The remaining must be funded through private gifts. To date, gifts and commitments of over $1.5 million have been secured for this project.

To make a gift online, click here.

If you have any questions, concerns or comments about making a gift, please contact:
Shana Zaiser
Development Manager
Bee and Pollinator Research Lab
College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences
235 Skok Hall
2003 Upper Buford Circle
St. Paul, MN 55108

Bee Lab Paver Campaign

To mark your ongoing support of the Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, you have the opportunity to leave your mark on the new facility. Customize a landscaping paver or cluster of pavers that will be placed in the pollinator gardens of the new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab. Your gift is 100% tax-deductible, and will help us close the gap on our fundraising goal. Single pavers are $250 and cluster of pavers are sold out. Click here to get more information or order one.