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The honey that filled these 2-oz. jars in the care packages was taken from the 23 gallons of honey harvested from UB Bees' hives this year.
Dave Hoekstra, clinical assistant professor of biological sciences and founder of UB Bees, examines a jar.
Helping to put together the care packages are UB Bees members (clockwise from bottom right) Vinny Scozzaro, Marissa Catanzaro, Tasmiah Chowdhury, Christina Blanke, Euclid Fortin, Bea Goldthwait, Rayna Cooke and Dave Hoekstra (blue shirt, center).
The project was initiated by Rachel DiDomizio, assistant director for community and civic engagement in Student Engagement, who had been meeting with some UB Bees undergraduates to come up with ideas for how to best use the honey from the UB Bees hives. Student Engagement purchased the tea and the honey jars, while UB Bees provided the honey and the volunteers to put together the care packages.
The finished product. About 200 care packages featuring a jar of honey, a wooden honey stirrer/stick, two packages of tea and a silver bee charm were delivered on Nov. 18 to students quarantining in Goodyear Hall.
Published November 19, 2020