UMN Extension now has new materials on everything you need to know to grow your own bee lawn! UMN researchers have spent several years studying bee lawns and the pollinators that benefit from them. These resources (written by Turfgrass Scientist Kristine Moncada, Turfgrass Extension Educator Maggie Reiter and James Wolfin of Metro Blooms) combine the results of all this work so everyone can learn the steps in establishing and maintaining a bee lawn. Don’t forget to consult the new page, Planting and maintaining a bee lawn, for all your bee lawn questions.
Tue, 08/24/2021 - 13:42
Fri, 05/15/2020 - 11:24
Check out our team’s latest effort in educating the public about our work! We have a new article on bee lawns to share.
Mon, 03/23/2020 - 08:55
Check out our team’s latest efforts in educating the public about our work! We have a research report, new research results and a newspaper article.
Mon, 09/30/2019 - 13:35
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.
Sun, 06/23/2019 - 20:31
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
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
Sun, 02/03/2019 - 19:58
Hole Notes, a publication by the Minnesota Golf Course Superintendents Association (MGCSA), recently featured our team in several articles. Graduate students James Wolfin and Hannah Ramer wrote an in-depth article on University of Minnesota research on bee lawns titled Redesign Your Rough (and driving range): Implementing Conservation Practices in Low-Use Areas to Support Pollinators. There is also a great photo spread on the Turf and Grounds Field Day held on August 9, 2018 with the Minnesota Turf and Grounds Foundation.
Fri, 08/24/2018 - 10:55