Missouri State University secures ‘bee-friendly’ status from conservation program

University joins 348 other city and campus affiliates
Published: May. 25, 2023 at 10:46 AM CDT
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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (KY3) - Missouri State University has become the latest affiliate of the Bee Campus USA program, which focuses on improving landscapes around campus to lure bees for pollination.

“Bee Campus USA provides a framework for university and college campus communities to work together to conserve native pollinators by increasing the abundance of native plants, providing nest sites, and reducing the use of pesticides,” the program’s website states.

MSU has increased its native plants, provided nesting sites for bees, and reduced its use of pesticides.

The university calls it a “win-win” because it helps save the bees and makes the campus a more beautiful place.

No word yet if it means more honey for Boomer Bear.

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