Oslo, Norway is creating the first known 'Bee Highway'

Oslo Embarking On First Known 'Bee Highway'

Norway's capital city, Oslo, is in the midst of building the world's first known "bee highway."

The goal is to ensure that there are flowers for local bees to feed on about every 800 feet so they don't feel as stressed or starved while traveling through the urban area.

Thus far, a grassy outside space has been replanted with nectar-rich flowers like marigolds.

To cover the expanse of buildings, a local gardening group has distributed potted plants to be placed on balconies and roofs, and some businesses have even joined in, paying to landscape their terraces accordingly.

The public can track the project's progress online, including identifying areas that still need coverage.

Although Norway's bee population hasn't been affected as much as that in the U.S., a significant number are still considered at risk for extinction.

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HOMESTEAD, FL - MAY 19: A honeybee is seen at the J & P Apiary and Gentzel's Bees, Honey and Pollination Company on May 19, 2015 in Homestead, Florida. U.S. President Barack Obama's administration announced May 19, that the government would provide money for more bee habitat as well as research into ways to protect bees from disease and pesticides to reduce the honeybee colony losses that have reached alarming rates. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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