Urban beekeeping at Boston University has never been more popular, with more than 200 students signing up for the BU Beekeeping club. But building a happy, healthy hive? In the city? That's the real challenge.
BU’s beekeepers have ordered bees by mail for several years in a row, but the bees have mysteriously departed the hive each time, leaving the Beekeeping club bee-less. It's a depressing, but it aligns with other data showing that Massachusetts lost 37 percent of honeybee colonies last winter. This time BU Beekeeping hopes their new hive will thrive and stay.
Read more about BU Beekeeping's urban beekeeping efforts along the Charles River on BU Today: http://www.bu.edu/articles/2019/all-the-buzz-why-students-swarm-to-bu-beekeeping/