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.