How it works
Every Haven hive functions as a sampling station. Using a ladder to catch a few bees at the hive entrance, any hive in the network can provide samples of honeybee DNA or local pollen for scientists to test.
Swarms, bee trees, and Haven hives are mapped for future reference. As data accumulates we will look for patterns indicating where wild populations are thriving and what the key environmental features of those areas may be.
Haven hives are specially designed based on extensive research of wild honeybee habitat preferences and only populated with locally sourced honeybee swarms from hearty survivor stock. The bees are never medicated, moved, disturbed, or offered supplemental feeding. None of their hard earned honey or pollen is taken from them.
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