UMaine Bee Population Research Cited in Article

Research being conducted at the University of Maine was mentioned in an article about a swarm of 15,000 honey bees that recently descended upon Capitol Hill. The bees had been out of their nest looking for a new, larger home, according to the article. A group of UMaine researchers have undertaken a project to help determine which plants benefit bees the most in the Maine landscape, the article states. The researchers — Alison Dibble, Lois Stack, Megan Leech and Frank Drummond — are working to enhance native and honey bee populations by increasing beneficial pollinator flowers.