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…)
The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) selected George Mason University School of Business’ Business Business for a Better World and its Honey Bee Initiative as one of its 2019 Innovations that Inspire. “Leaders from all sectors across the globe have issued a clarion call to businesses to demonstrate not only profit but (Read More…)
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…)
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…)
15 students in Professor Lisa Gring-Pemble’s Social Impact and Entrepreneurship class traveled to Colombia for 10 days during spring break to get a granular look at local businesses that not only make a profit, but also help people and the environment.
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.
Volunteer members of the Patriot Pollinator Coalition box up packages of K-Cups of tea infused with honey from Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative. Proceeds of sales of the tea will go to the Honey Bee Initiative.
When you think of trash, bees probably don’t come to mind—unless you’re at a Lorton landfill. George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiative is partnering with Fairfax County to convert mowed land at the I-95 Landfill Complex in Lorton into meadows that are ideal for honeybee pollination.
Germán Perilla, director of George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiative, reaches his bare hand into a hive and pulls out a rack of honeycombs swarming with stingers. The bee whisperer, as his colleagues call him…
George Mason University partners with Fairfax County and Covanta to create a honey bee sanctuary at the I-95 landfill in Lorton. Students partake in an initiative to help the honeybees. Bureau Chief Jeff Goldberg has the report. […]