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Image honey bee WELCOME, HONEY BEES!


Honey bee s will be mo ving to the Marriott Library’s rooftop garden on April 13th. Due to increased participation and interest in beekeeping, the U of U Apiary project received funding from the Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund (SCIF) to expand its bee program. The purpose of having beehives is to teach the college community how to keep bees, to provide increased pollination to the campus gardens and surrounding area, to produce local honey to be sold at the University Farmers' Market, and to be used for research projects.  The Marriott Library Book Arts Program will also be using bees wax from these hives in future bookbinding classes.

This group is also looking into participating in a longitudinal study looking at the effects of global warming on the timing of flowering plants and nectar flows. A hive scale will be used to measure the amount of honey that comes into the hive during peak nectar flows. A scientist from NASA will synthesize the data students record and send back the results as they come in. For more information on this project contact project coordinator Thomas Bench at tjbench@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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