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Perilla's Work Featured in New Book

Perilla's Work Featured in New Book

Congratulations to German Perilla, director of George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiatve. Perilla authored an article in the newly released book Tropical Conservation: Perspectives on Local and Global Priorities.

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The Bee's Knees: Mason Beehives Involved in Collaborative Art Project

The Bee's Knees: Mason Beehives Involved in Collaborative Art Project

Faculty and staff of George Mason University were minding their own beeswax all summer. As part of the Living Hive Project, artist Elsabé Dixon, a Mason alumna and Mason School of Art adjunct instructor, placed sections of a 12-part sculpture prototype made of plaster form and a drywall compound inside the hives of George Mason's Honey Bee Initiative in May to track the activities of the honeybees.

Mason Hives Abuzz with Research

Mason Hives Abuzz with Research

The Mason Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) was active this summer with a variety of hive-related research. These research projects are designed to explore indicators of bee health and provide valuable information to research groups working at the local, state and national levels.

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The Amazon in the Modern World

The Amazon in the Modern World

This July, eight George Mason University students joined New Century College’s German Perilla on an Amazonian adventure, learning the basic principles of sustainable beekeeping and community development.

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The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

This fifteen-day course will explore how the exceptional diversity of the Amazon River Basin effects the way human communities interact with their environment. In this course, beekeeping, ecotourism and community driven development will be covered. Other topics include the effects of globalization on the landscape and peoples of the Amazon.

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