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Bee Campus UMN Twin Cities

UMN Twin Cities is an affiliate of Bee Campus USA, an initiative of the Xerces Society that raises awareness of the importance of pollinators and actions each of us can take to help pollinators.

Honey bees, bumble bees and native bees

Visit the Bee Lab for information on helping pollinators

Landscapes to help bees and other pollinators

Grow bee lawns and pollinator friendly plants

How pollinator friendly is your yard and garden?

Take this quiz and learn how your backyard could better benefit bees and other beneficial insects

Flowers for Minnesota bees

List of plants for bee food and habitat


Low shelf with a line of different green plants on it and a plant with dark green paddle-shaped leaves and bright orange trumpet flowers growing from between the leaves.

How does a houseplant owner balance good care with not overdoing it? Here are a few tips to help.

Bright orange berries of Oriental bittersweet on tree branches outside.

The MDA's Plant Pest Insider newsletter includes information on spotting and reporting pests that are commonly found this time of year on holiday trees, wreaths and garlands.

Man standing in apiary holding a frame from a beehive.

Keeping bees enables a unique closeness to nature. For military veterans, beekeeping can be a peaceful and purposeful hobby for life after active duty. 

Yard and Garden News

Timely information to help you care for your yard and garden.


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