The students are part of Dr. Karen Goodell’s lab in the Department of Evolution, Ecology, and Organismal Biology at OSU and Dr. Randy Mitchell’s lab from The University of Akron. The researchers are part of the bumble bee study being conducted by Mitchell.
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The Fairborn Cement habitat is one of three projects that were funded by the grant. In addition, three acres of pollinator habitat has been created at the Dayton Veterans Administration.
Instead of a grassy field, the habitat brings pollinators to the resident veterans’ vegetable gardens and provides diverse forage for area beekeepers’ honey bees.
For more information about these projects, visit pollinatorstewardship.org.