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Bee colonies are locked in crates before adapting to their new homes. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Bee colonies are locked in crates before adapting to their new homes. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock, an EMU maintenance worker and beekeeper by hobby, provides bees from his own local hives. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock barehandedly takes the queen bee, kept in a box as protection, away from the colony. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock, a beekeeper by hobby, pours the bees from the crate to their new hive. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Flock pours the bees from the crate to their new hive. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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A colony of bees adapt to their new hive. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock, an EMU maintenance worker and beekeeper by hobby, holds out a bee on his bare hand. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Bees adjust to their new home. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Bees adjust to their new home. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Barehanded beekeepers carefully brush bees off of the queen bee's protective box before placing her into the new hive. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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A volunteer beekeeper shakes the bees out from the crate to their new hive. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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A volunteer beekeeper shakes the bees out from the crate to their new hive. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Bees prepare to enter their new hive. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock, an EMU maintenance worker and beekeeper by hobby, prepares to put the lid on one of the new hives. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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David Flock, an EMU maintenance worker and beekeeper by hobby, prepares to put the lid on one of the new hives. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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The bees adjust to their new home. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Leftover beeswax from the previous colony is found in one of the hives. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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Anna Brown, the pollinator outreach chair for the Bee Friendly Committee, helps relocate the colonies into their new hives. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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The beekeeper's station is located near the rooftop exit of the EMU for easy access. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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The beekeeper's station is located near the rooftop exit of the EMU for easy access. Manmade beehives have been placed on the University of Oregon campus for several years. Three bee colonies are moved from crates into three new hives on the rooftop of the EMU on April 23, 2021. (Maddie Knight/Emerald)

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