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UWS Students Showcase Honey Extraction

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Updated: September 24, 2019 10:23 PM

Students from the UWS's honey bee biology and scientific beekeeping class demonstrated honey extractions on campus Tuesday.

Students sold plenty of apiary honey and lip balms while showing off what they do in class.

The honey is all all harvested on campus and just this year, honey bees have produced 350 pounds of honey.

"Honey bees are in a state of decline worldwide. In the last couple of years, about 50 percent of all honeybees in the world died. Hone ybees are extremely important because of their pollinators and play an important role in agriculture," said Dr. Edward Burkett, a UWS biology professor.

The funds from the event will go to the Urban Honey Bee Project. UWS is raising honey bees on campus to conduct research on ways to solve problems on their decline. One of the projects is using honey bees to study climate change and testing the impact of pesticides.

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