Airports Not Just for Planes Anymore, As More Host Honeybee Hives

PictureHoneybee on butterfly milkweed (Asclepias tuberosa) by Nancy Adamson

Around the world, airports are recognizing the benefits of sharing their open sunny fields with imperiled honey bees. It all started with Hamburg Airport in Germany in 1999. Today, from O’Hare in Chicago, to Sea-Tac in Seattle, to Montreal and Copenhagen, airports are partnering with local beekeepers to offer bees safe foraging areas. Read Danielle Beurteaux’ article in the New York Times on Feb. 19.

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