artsy looking bees nest

The Slippery Rock University women's field hockey team visited the Macosky Center Aug. 26 to construct nesting sites for honeybees. The players collected tree limbs, twigs, clay pot fragments and straw to construct four wooden "bee hotels." Phoebe Hopkins, assistant field hockey coach, organized the project with help from SRU environmental studies students. Honeybee populations are in rapid decline due to the use of pesticides. In Pennsylvania alone, a 61 percent die-off of bees occurred in 2015.