Bee Lawn

Flowering Bee Lawn Field Day Open House

By Kristine Moncada

Wed, 06/26/2019 - 09:57


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media - 6/23/19

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work!  We have three articles, several podcasts and two public outreach events.

Brian Horgan, Eric Lonsdorf, Chris Nootenboom and Ben Janke wrote The Value of a Golf Course for the Department of Horticultural Science Spring/Summer 2018 Horticulture Newsletter.

Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:31


Grad student James Wolfin in Star Tribune article

Graduate student James Wolfin was recently featured in a StarTribune article - Program to pay Minnesota homeowners to let their lawn go to the bees. In it, he discusses how homeowners can have lawns, but still provide nectar resources for pollinators.  His research on bee lawns is a joint project from the University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science team and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Thu, 05/30/2019 - 08:55


Bee lawn article in Washington Post

Graduate student James Wolfin was recently featured in an article - Save the bees (and time and money) by creating a bee lawn - in the Washington Post. It has highlights from his research on bee lawns, a joint project from The University of Minnesota Turfgrass Science team and the University of Minnesota Bee Lab.

Tue, 05/28/2019 - 12:23


Save the date - Flowering Bee Lawn Field Day

If you are a turf manager, save the date to see an established bee lawn and learn about installation, maintenance, bee diversity, and park visitor support of this effort. See the flier for more information.

What: Flowering Bee Lawn Field Day

Who: For turf managers and professionals

When: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 at 12:30-2:30 pm

Where: Audubon Park, 1320 29th Ave. NE, Minneapolis, MN

Tue, 05/14/2019 - 14:42


University of Minnesota Turfgrass team in the media 4/24/18

Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work.  We have a newscast segment, a video, several podcasts and an article!

WCCO’s Good Question: What Does This Extended Winter Mean for Our Lawns? featuring Sam Bauer

Beyond Beekeeping podcast interview by Mindy Holahan Peters featuring James Wolfin

Tue, 04/24/2018 - 17:49


Creeping Charlie: Management and Value to Pollinators

By James Wolfin and Phoebe Koenig - UMN Bee Lab

Natural history, identification, and growth habit

Wed, 05/31/2017 - 21:30


Weeds in the Turf Lawn: Invasive Nuisances or Sources for Forage?

By James Wolfin, Graduate Research Assistant

The turf lawn accounts for nearly 2% of the continental United States land cover, and has become engrained in the architecture of many United States neighborhoods and landscapes.  As urban and suburban areas continue to expand, we can expect this number to increase as many yards, store fronts, and commercial buildings are installed to accompany properties. 

Wed, 11/09/2016 - 15:41