Bee Boxes to be Installed at McIntire Botanical Garden Site
McIntire Botanical Garden will have bee boxes installed at the garden site this spring to promote local bee research.
Amber Slatosky, a PhD candidate at University of Virginia's Department of Environmental Sciences, will be using the garden as a field site for her bee research. The data gathered from this exciting project will be used to determine how parasites and parasitoids affect different bee populations.
Slatosky's bee boxes encourage bumble bee queens to nest and once they have produced a large amount of workers, they are transferred to different field sites.