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Students create a buzz by providing new homes for bees

Our University has welcomed two new beehives at the Brookfield campus as part of a new sustainability awareness initiative.

Conceptualised by a group of more than 20 staff and students eager to learn more about beekeeping in November 2015, the new initiative aims to allow those interested to build hives and buy the required equipment to start beekeeping.

The project was set up in an effort to raise awareness of the human impact on the environment.

The staff and students responsible for the beehive installations are an offshoot group of the ‘Hungry for Change’ project, run by the University’s Students’ Union, and has afforded the rare opportunity for interested individuals at the University to learn and broaden their knowledge of beekeeping – ranging from bee anatomy and behaviour to pollination patterns. 

Beth Langley, President of the ‘Hungry for Change’ group, said: “Hungry for Change and our new beekeeping subgroup are really excited to have welcomed the bees to Brookfield! They're a fascinating addition to our allotment and we welcome anyone who wants to see these amazing creatures at work or help out with the hives to get in touch!”

The group welcomes anyone who wants to get involved to visit the beehives at the Brookfield campus. 

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