Honey Bee Initiative partnership with MVLE creates beeswax entrepreneurs

The Honey Bee Initiative has partnered with MVLE to make candles from beeswax collected through HBI hives. Operating since 1971, Virginia-based MVLE, Inc. provides employment training and job placement for people with intellectual and physical disability. Currently, HBI produces a limited quantity of honey, candles, and other products sourced from bee hives managed through the (Read More…)

HBI Co-Founder Gring-Pemble Awarded Faculty of the Year

Lisa Gring-Pemble, associate professor of business foundations, is the 2019 recipient of the George Mason University Alumni Association Faculty of the Year Award. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes one distinguished faculty member from across the entire university who exemplifies a commitment to scholarship, teaching, and service as nominated by students, alumni, and the campus (Read More…)

Mason and Colombian Beekeepers Help Build a Sustainable World

  Twenty-one George Mason University students traveled over spring break to learn how Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative empowers communities through sustainable beekeeping and to investigate how tri-sector partnerships (nonprofit, for-profit, government) can work together to solve complex global challenges like gender equity and food security. This year, for the first time, the Honey Bee Initiative (Read More…)

Honey Bee Apiary Grand Opening

On April 22, Earth Day, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera, School of Business Dean Maury Peiperl, and College of Science Dean Peggy Agouris cut the ribbon reopening the university’s renovated apiary. The apiary is part of the university Honey Bee Initiative, a joint project between the College of Science and the School of Business.