Beekeeping - Eve Bratman, SIS Faculty Member & Chase Freeman, International Studies Student
The project seeks to expand on the beekeeping activities and associated educational opportunities on AU's campus, making them accessible to a broader base of students, staff and interested community members. Beekeeping began in May 2011 on campus thanks to a discretionary grant from SIS, and there has been an outpouring of interest since that time. Beekeeping offers ecosystem benefits of improved pollination, complementing community garden and greening efforts, and additionally may provide the campus and its environs with skill-building educational opportunities. Funding will provide for additional apiary equipment, an additional bee box and colony, and a bee-hive webcam to support greater awareness of beekeeping.