Explore the GW apiary with me and learn about how student researchers are providing a voice for some of our most valuable food suppliers.
Enough ‘buzz’ puns, it’s time to get serious about the bees
Thinking about starting your own rooftop garden? Great idea! But what about this – a rooftop apiary?
I’ve been a student at the George Washington University for three years now, but just a few days ago found the best spot on campus: The roof of Lisner Hall. Why? Well not only is the view incredible, but it’s home to one of the world’s most valuable insects, the bees.
Head beekeeper and GW senior Gabby Discafani let me enter her world – and the world of a million hard workers. I was in awe of the whole operation; the bees are incredible to watch.
But how long will this last?
At the end of September, The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service added bees to the endangered-species list for the first time.
Moral of the story: If humans don’t change their attitudes about climate change, we’ll lose one of our most beautiful, valuable, and natural living resources. Watch the video to see what I saw, and you’ll never swat another bee again.