The Bumblebee nest boxes have arrived! Two members of HNPNC are participating in a citizen science project led by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, researching how to build “better bumble bee domiciles”.
The boxes will be placed outdoors at the end of winter, before hibernating queens emerge and start looking for nest sites. We’re excited to get started, although at this point it’s a bit hard to believe that winter will ever come to an end!
For more information on the research project, visit bumbleboosters.org