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Supporting the Honey Bee to Make the World a Better Place

Written by Greg Johnson on August 12th, 2021. There is so much more to honey bees than producing honey, and at George Mason University, nobody knows (Read More…)

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In 2-Part Series, Telemundo Explores HBI’s Work

Telemundo Washington D.C. Reporter Joseph Martinez visits the Fairfax Campus apiary to learn more about the educational and economic purpose of B4BW‘s Honey Bee Initiative, (Read More…)

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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 (Read More…)

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HBI Earns National ‘Innovations That Inspire’ Award

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 (Read More…)

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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, (Read More…)

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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 (Read More…)

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Exploring the Buzz About Social Entrepreneurship in Columbia

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 (Read More…) (Read More…)

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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 (Read More…) (Read More…)

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Mason Students Come Up with a Honey of a Deal

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 (Read More…) (Read More…)

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Local DVM: The Plight of the modern honeybee: a not-so-sweet story

Germán Perilla’s colleagues refer to him simply as “The Bee Whisperer.” Perilla is the Founder and Director of George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiative. He explained (Read More…) (Read More…)

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Prince William Living: SciTech Gets Buzzed on Campus Bees

Established in 2012, George Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative (HBI) has now expanded to Mason’s Science and Technology Campus. Six new bee hives (complete with honey bees) were (Read More…) (Read More…)

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Northern Virginia Magazine: One person’s trash is another person’s honeybee sanctuary

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 (Read More…) (Read More…)

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Washingtonian Magazine: How a Team of Professors Is Trying to Save the World’s Crops

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 (Read More…) (Read More…)

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InsideNOVA: N.Va. foundation’s cash to aid bee initiative at George Mason

The Community Foundation for Northern Virginia recently presented a grant of $25,000 to the George Mason University Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship and the Honey (Read More…) (Read More…)

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NBC4 Washington: Inside the Hive in Search of the Queen Bee

Millions of bees are thriving at the bee project by George Mason University and the Lorton landfill. Go inside the hive in search of the (Read More…) (Read More…)

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NBC4 Washington Showcases How Honey Bee Initiative Helps Fight Endangerment

George Mason University’s Honey Bee Initiative is giving a home to thousands of bees at the Lorton landfill. They will be studied to help fight (Read More…) (Read More…)