Supporting environmental health, economic progress, and food security.

If bees don’t thrive neither do we. Responsible for pollinating approximately $15 billion worth of crops annually in the US alone, honey bee health is critical to our survival. The Honey Bee Initiative is a program supported by George Mason University’s School of Business and operated by the Business for a Better World Center. Designed to empower communities through sustainable beekeeping, we offer opportunities to engage in scientific research, design art projects, connect with the community, and even study abroad. Partnerships with government, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and community members are vital to the success of the initiative.

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Partnerships with government, for-profit businesses, non-profit organizations, and community members are vital to the success of the initiative. Your donations allow us to expand our applied teaching, research, and local outreach programs to improve bee health, food security, and public bee education.

Show your support of the Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) by purchasing raw, natural honey or tealight candles. Both come courtesy of the bees in HBI apiaries on Mason’s campus or on local community partner land. They make great gifts!

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