CDAE Students Support Pollinators with Bug Hotels

A three dimensional illustration of a bug hotel that bees and other pollinators can live in.

At UVM, the Community Development and Applied Economics 1010 class has taken on the challenge of aiding endangered native pollinators such as:

  • Yellow-banded bumblebee (Bombus terrestris).
  • Regal fritillary (Argynnis idalia).
  • American bumblebee (Bombus pensylvanicus).

These valuable insects are at risk due to harmful fungicides and neonic insecticides. To support them, the students are creating bug hotels that will offer a safe haven and shelter. In the long run, this initiative will contribute to the preservation of local ecosystems and promote a healthier environment.

Click here to view the different ideas for bug hotels (PDF).

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