The new “Bee Hotel” at UNC Asheville


On Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at 11 a.m., UNC Asheville and Asheville Design Center will announce and celebrate their collaboration the “Bee Hotel,” a new structure to be erected on campus. UNC Asheville is also celebrating its recent designation as a Bee Campus USA.


With bee populations declining, this structure will act as a resting place and nursery for solitary pollinators. These pollinators play a vital role in the growth of fruits and vegetables, plants and flowers. Attendees of the celebration will receive pollinator-friendly plant seedlings.


The announcement will take place in the pollinator garden on campus, visible from University Heights as you enter campus from the traffic circle on WT Weaver.


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About Thomas Calder
Thomas Calder received his MFA in Fiction from the University of Houston's Creative Writing Program. His writing has appeared in Gulf Coast, the Miracle Monocle, Juked and elsewhere. His debut novel, The Wind Under the Door, is now available.

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