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Bee Team

$5,062
126%
Raised toward our $4,000 Goal
84 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on March 03, at 03:35 PM MST
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Bee Team

The Boise State Bee Team PonyUp campaign has closed, but you can still make a gift!

Just visit https://give.boisestate.edu/ and use GR128 in the Fund ID space.

The Boise State Bee Team is dedicated to learning and educating students about the health and care of honeybees by maintaining an apiary program on the roof of the Boise State Student Union Building. We harvest honey and beeswax to make products that are sold in the Bookstore and grow flowers for honeybee pollination. Our program works in conjunction with Boise State University to improve campus sustainability efforts. And while we are very busy bees with our own hives we also collaborate with the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club to host educational programs for the community.

The interest in our club is at an all time high!  We have more members than ever before. Therefore, we need more supplies, educational materials, tools, and protective gear to manage our rooftop hives. We’ve taken it upon ourselves as a student club to raise this money on our own.  Our goal is $4,000!

A beehive sometimes consists of 60,000 individual bees who each play a small yet crucial role to the hive’s success.  We invite you to play a role by donating, even a small amount, to determine our club’s future and success.  

HELP KEEP US BUZZIN'! 

Here's some more of the beekeeping action that we don't want you to miss...

CATCHING SWARMS IN THE SPRING OUTSIDE THE SUB

NATIONAL HONEY BEE DAY hosting Jennifer Berry from University of Georgia

That one time our honey won second place at the Western Idaho State Fair!

And when our amazing and talented Advisor/Mentor had an interview with Jim Duthie from KTVB!

Here is our mentor Steve showing Bee Teamers how to light a smoker

How many beekeepers does it take to extract honey?

Whippin' up some homemade pollen patties to feed the bees with the Treasure Valley Beekeepers Club

A crafty beekeeper pouring hand salve mix into containers

It's important for us to learn different methods and techniques. Here we learned one way to mark a queen using a Queen cage.

Our way
of Thanking You

$5

Hive Tool

A donation of $5 can buy the bee team a new hive tool. A hive tool is the Swiss army knife of beekeeping.

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$10

Ten Frames in a Box

Did you know there are ten frames in a hive box?

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$25

New Queen Bee

Donate $25 and we can buy a new hygienic Queen Bee from Washington State University's beekeeping program. They breed for hygienic stock that allows our hive to be healthy!

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$35

Personal Thank You

Donate $35 and you'll get personal thank-you card and signed photo from the Bee Team!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$50

Beeswax Lip Balm

Donate $50 and you'll receive a sample of our very own Bee Team peppermint lip balm!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$100

Beekeeping Suit

Buy the Bee Team a beekeeping suit to use during inspections.

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$125

National Honey Bee Day

August 19, 2017 is National Honey Bee Day! The Boise State Bee Team works with Treasure Valley Beekeepers to bring a nationally renowned expert beekeeper to speak to and take questions from local beekeeper. A $125 donation can secure the lookout room and AV equipment in the Student Union Building for this community event.

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Estimated Delivery: August 2017

$150

Worker Bee Donor

Donate $150 and we will list you as donor on the window of our rooftop apiary!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$200

Queen Bee Donor

Donate $200 and we will list you as donor on the window of our rooftop apiary!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017

$250

Beekeeper for a Day!

Join the Bee Team for a personal tour and beekeeping experience on the rooftop in summer 2017. We will provide all the protective gear so you can get up close and personal with our famous Boise State bees. In addition, we will list you on our Queen Bee Donor wall located on the window of our rooftop bee farm.

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Estimated Delivery: June 2017

$1,000

Matching Bee Tattoos

If you donate 1,000 then Joel and Josh will get a tattoo of a bee on their body!

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Estimated Delivery: March 2017