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MEETINGS

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LINKS

American Beekeeping Federation

College Beekeeper

Natural Beekeeping video (YouTube)

CONTACT US

President James Korsedal
korsedal001@connect.wcsu.edu

Advisor Dr. Mitch Wagener
wagenerm@wcsu.edu

WCSU Beekeepers

 

Bees are awesome.

If you want statistics, 1/3 of the US diet depends on honey bee pollination. They also pollinate the forage crops fed to dairy and meat animals. Honey bees add at least $10 billion to the value of more than 90 US crops. They also provide $150 million in honey each year, and another $50 million in beeswax used in cosmetics, polish, and candles. In short, beekeeping gives people an economic incentive for the retention of natural habitats. Conservation!

With the decline in the population of beekeepers (they are getting older!), as well as the decline in populations of pollinating insects (the US has to import honeybees from Australia to get its crops pollinated!), the WCSU Beekeepers aim to create a new wave of young beekeepers, who can pass on knowledge to their communities and future generations. Students have access to a beehive on the Westside Campus, checking it regularly for a good laying queen and healthy honey bees. All majors welcomed!

Club President: James Korsedal

Vice President:
Treasurer:
Secretary:

Advisor: Dr. Mitch Wagener

 

UPCOMING ACTIVITIES:

  • Visits to the Westside beehive
  • Beekeeping videos & pizza
  • Trip to NYC Botanical Gardens

 

 
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