The Oklahoma City Zoo is adding a new bee program to help pollinate zoo grounds and integrate learning opportunities for guests.
The program, which has been in the works for over a year, will house four hives in its first year as it continues to grow. The Zoo's security manager, James Lowrey, who studies and cares for bees in his free time, will oversee the program.
"For the first year of the program we are starting with four hives," Lowrey said. "That gives us a chance, especially when teaching, for people to see a lot of different hives, a lot of different situations."