Beekeeping at Penn

beekeeping project

The Sustainable Beekeeping Initiative seeks to educate Penn students on proper, sustainable beekeeping practices, with the overarching aim of protecting and fostering healthy environments for honeybees. Through a Green Fund grant, the project team was able to build a wooden hexagonal apiary – or bee yard – located next to the tennis courts at Penn Park. Not only does this apiary provide a space for educating Penn and the West Philadelphia community about the importance of bees, but it will also provide a small crop of honey for the Sustainable Beekeeping Initiative to enjoy and share.

Project Leader: 
Danica Fine, Rebecca Composto, Lucas Bolno
Project Sponsor: 
Dr. Timothy A. Linksvayer