About

GWBuzz is a research team focusing on different aspects of honeybee life and health. We currently maintain 12 hives at The George Washington University. Together with Founding Farmers Restaurant, we are working to educate, promote and learn sustainable and healthy apiculture in the midst of the bustling city of Washington, D.C.

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10 responses to “About

  1. Hello. What camera you´ve been using? (for the main photo on top, for example…) Thank you!

    • Hey Antonio,

      I used a Nikon D80, but I have started using the newer Nikon D300 with a Nikkor 105mm Micro Lens. I took the main top cover photo by using a very quick shutter time and an auto focus. Hope that helps!

      -Katherine

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    • Hi Douglas!

      I apologize for the delayed response! We’re glad to hear that you’re interested in our bees. We’d love to give you a tour of the hives, and we can give you some honey as well! Do you live in the D.C. area, or know when you’ll be in D.C. next? We have some honey available, but if you want some freshly extracted honey, this coming August would be the best time to acquire some. Thank you for your interest, and we look forward to hearing back from you!

      -Gabrielle

    • Hi Claire!

      What an excellent question! Our hive boxes have been those colors (blue and green) since we started beekeeping here at GWU, however the colors do not signify anything. The stacked boxes mean that the hive increased in population and needed more space, so we utilized whichever spare colored boxes we had. In short, the different colors on the boxes are random and do not represent anything! Thanks again for your inquiry!

      -Gabrielle

  3. hello! I have a 4 and 6 year old and we are learning about bees and honey. We usually go apple picking every at the end of August beginning of September to celebrate the Jewish new year when it is traditional to eat apples and honey. this year I was hoping to teach them all about honey bees. Do have times that people can visit the beehives and learn about bees and honey onsite? if so, is it appropriate for little kids? if you don’t do this, do you know anywhere that we can do it?? Let me know.

    • Absolutely, we give tours to various groups (including some with kids)! If you’re interested in partnering with us or if you have any questions, please reach out to me (gdiscafani@gwmail.gwu.edu), Dr. Doebel (hdoebel@gwu.edu) or even the GW Office of Media Relations (202-994-6460). We can’t wait to hear more from you! – Gabrielle

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