KU's Natural History Museum gets a new bee colony

A new bee colony is on exhibit at the University of Kansas Natural History Museum after the previous denizens of the sixth-floor display succumbed to cold weather and wind.

The university says it received the bees Friday. The bees are expected to be busy soon flying from the simulated tree hive across the Lawrence campus gathering food and pollinating flowers.

A university alumna donated funds to replace the colony in honor of Lawrence B. and Frances Moore, residents of Lawrence. The exhibit was enhanced with addition of a new camera that is linked to the Grit Magazine.

Officials say other enhancements to the exhibit are being planned.