Bees at UMD to get a green rooftop

Posted at 4:52 PM, Feb 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-20 16:52:38-05

The University of Maryland's Entomology Department is teaming up with the Furbish Company to install a green rooftop on the university's Pollinator Habitat Wall.

The Wall is also known as "Dwelling," and it's home to wild, solitary bees and wasps.

The initiative is a start in helping to solve the global problem of the death and extinction of bees.

RELATED: The push to protect Maryland's 14,000 bee colonies

The Environmental Horticulture class and Furbish will install the roof on Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. The Wall is on Stadium Drive, across from Elkton Hall at UMD College Park.

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