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Bees, beekeeping and pollination

A blog following the beekeepers at the University of Washington.

Saturday, May 4, 2013

Donor prizes

Hey everyone! It's our pleasure to present to you all the potential prizes you can receive for being the top 3 Microryza donors:



We are going into full drive as the warm weather hits us with all its glory! We have recently received new hives, and are in the process of trapping swarms. Here are our new hives, with brand new crew: 


Some of our UW bee interns present, working ever so vigorously with Evan, our beekeeping professor:


Next week Tuesday (May 7th) will be our May meeting, so be sure to stop by! Stop by to see the beeeessssssssss!!!!


Monday, April 22, 2013

Bees and art

So we have finally made the seed bombs on Friday last week, which should be dried already and ready to go this week. We will keep you posted on when we will be pelting the seed bombs around campus.

Another exciting news we have here for you today is Masha's Bee Art                                              

Masha has a history with art along with working with bees, and she has amazingly combined the two to create innovative designs.


She has agreed to collaborate with the UW Bee Group, and we are happy to announce that donors of our Microryza project may also receive Masha's beautiful art pieces as prizes! To learn more about Masha and her history, please click here.

Thursday, April 18, 2013


Ok! It's been decided! SEED BOMBS TOMORROW, FRIDAY 04/19/13!

We will be meeting by the UW Greenhouse at 3:30PM, so stop by! We can pretend we're throwing ninja stars (except they're actually seeds).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Paws on Science and beyond!

Paws on Science last week at the Pacific Science Center went well! We had a whole team of people show up (thank you all volunteers!!), and had a great time with all the children and parents who stopped by. Lots of questions and curiosity, not just from little kids but also their parents! Hopefully we've convinced a whole bunch of them to become beekeepers, or at least made them more aware of bees and their environment.



The group is also planning on throwing seed bombs (yes, little sacs that can burst with seeds) by the end of this week! It will either be Friday afternoon or Sunday morning if you would like to join, and information will be finalized by this Thursday (04/18/13)!

Also, though we have mentioned this continuously, we appreciate any help we can get! Volunteers and donations are always welcome! Remember, your funds will go towards sustaining our program and enabling our research! For more information on how you can donate, please visit our Microryza Project Website

We will keep you posted on future events! You can also check us out at Facebook~!

Sunday, March 24, 2013

The weather is warming up! That means...

Bees will be picking up activity as Seattle as we transition to April. And with that, our tasks and schedules will be just as hectic!

The first week of April will be our Paws on Science volunteer event at the Pacific Science Center! We'll be there Friday to Sunday (April 5~7), and this will be a great chance for everyone to come to learn about bees. It's also a great occasion to socialize and meet new people!

We also have another Microryza project available for funding for the next few months. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Tell your friends, tell your family, tell your significant other! Publicity helps too~

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Stay tuned to our site or Facebook group for more information on upcoming events and activities! Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about our group or plans.