Bees & Pollinators

Bee hive
Photo by Laura Cogswell

Did you know there are over 500 species of bees found in Minnesota?

The Arboretum's Tashjian Bee and Pollinator Discovery Center works directly with University of Minnesota Extension and the Bee Lab to help educate visitors about the importance of pollinators. Check out the variety of resources below to learn more about how to encourage and protect pollinators in your yard. 

Ping showing a bee screen to visitors

Arboretum-specific Opportunities

Pollinators at the Arb

Visit the Garden for Pollinators at the Bee Center or any of the various blooming gardens to see our insect friends in action.

Black swallowtail caterpillar on a branch
PC butterfly on yellow flower
Black wasp on a pink flower
Dragonfly on a pink flower
Ladybug larva
Eastern blue butterfly on a white flower
Fritillary butterfly
Hummingbird on a purple/blue flower
Honey bee on purple flower
Face of a red admiral butterfly
Sphinx moth pollinating purple flowers
Swallowtail butterfly
Monarch Butterfly