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CBC: U of M lab abuzz after bee house wins sustainability design award

October 12, 2016 — 

As CBC reports:

A group of researchers and students at the University of Manitoba have won an international sustainability design award for a set of bee houses they created on campus.

The U of M’s FabLab (fabrication laboratory) took home the Campus Sustainability Achievement Award over the weekend for its BEE/HOUSE/LAB design competition. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education gave out three awards from a total of 220 entries from around the world.

The interdisciplinary U of M team behind the bee project included research partners and students in architecture, design and entomology departments.

A total of 50 bee houses were placed across the U of M Fort Garry campus, as well as in Assiniboine Park Zoo and the St. Norbert Farmers’ Market.

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