LOCATION OF HIVES
. There are four hives at the
Beekeeping at the University of Utah
biology building and in the edible campus gardens just west of the chemistry building. There are also eight hives at the Marriott Library.
Every student at the University pays $2.50 per semester into SCIF. All of the students of the university are encouraged to apply for a SCIF grant which are given out every semester Projects must improve the sustainability of the University of Utah’s campus. Projects should solve an environmental problem through social, scientific, or economic means. Students who are given grants will be partnered with a faculty or staff member to complete their projects. To apply please visit sustainability. utah.edu
Office of Sustainability Annex D. Wing, Room 1024 1901 East South Campus Dr. Salt Lake City, UT 84112 801-585-9352
Why We Need Bees
The European honey bee (Apis Mellifera) is a vital cog in a majority of ecosystems around the world. Bees and bee products are also used in numerous applications throughout ancient and modern world.
The History of Utah’s Bees
In 2012, Thomas Bench decided to apply for a grant from Utah’s Sustainable Campus Initiative Fund in order to establish beehives around campus. His project was accepted by SCIF and over the past two years sixteen hives have been placed around campus. Four students are currently volunteering their efforts to maintain the hives. The bees are currently helping the university in a number of ways:
How U Make an Impact
Although the project placed the hives in secluded areas, the reality is that the bees are now in close proximity to the student body. Whether you are for this project or not, the proximity has bestowed upon the student body a responsibility to coexist with and help the bees. The following suggestions are things we can all do to oversee the success of this project.
As the bees feed on the nectar of flowers, they transport the...