• New 3Mers bring a buzz to campus.

    July 13, 2015

    New 3Mers bring a buzz to campus.

    3M is taking steps to help honey bee populations by planting bee habitat and by bringing two colonies to the headquarters in Saint Paul.

    New 3Mers bring a buzz to campus.

    3M is taking steps to help honey bee populations by planting bee habitat and by bringing two colonies to the headquarters in Saint Paul.

    New 3Mers bring a buzz to campus.

    3M is taking steps to help honey bee populations by planting bee habitat and by bringing two colonies to the headquarters in Saint Paul.

    • buzz to campus

      A dramatic fall in honey bee populations is putting our food production at risk. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is affecting honey bees around the world and scientists have yet to identify a definitive cause. While there are many hypothesize why CCD is occurring, such as parasitic mites, pesticides and habitat loss, the cause remains a bit of a mystery. The good news is that there are ways we can help to save bees. Some of the best ways to combat CCD are to plant bee friendly gardens and for more people to keep hives. 3M has been doing just that. At 3M’s headquarters in Saint Paul, Minnesota the grounds have been planted with bee friendly flowers. In addition, in the beginning of June, a group of dedicated 3Mers worked to bring two bee colonies to campus to help pollinate nearby trees and flowers. We would like to welcome the bees to our 3M community as the smallest, but some of the hardest working 3Mers yet.

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