A married couple in Minnesota found a genius use for the swaths of land occupied by
solar systems—coupling them as pollinator-friendly habitats.
Travis and Chiara Bolton of St. Paul-based Bolton Bees partner with solar companies to host commercial bee operations. So far, the Boltons have established hives at
Connexus Energy, the largest customer-owned power company in Minnesota, and at solar facilities in Farmington and Scandia owned by NRG Energy.