Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.60
Liaison Mary Lucus
Submission Date Feb. 26, 2019
Executive Letter Download

STARS v2.1

Belmont University
IN-25: Innovation B

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Todd Lake
Vice President
Spiritual Development
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
The Belmont Apiary

A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome that outlines how credit criteria are met and any positive measurable outcomes associated with the innovation:

The Belmont Apiary is located on the 18,600-square-foot green roof (one of 14 at Belmont) atop Belmont’s Wedgewood Academic Center. 100,000 bees comprise the colonies that pollinate flowers within a mile of campus. The nearest other apiary is located over a mile from campus, so the bees at Belmont are a welcome addition to nearby neighborhoods, especially in light of the recent dramatic decline in bee populations nationwide. This decline has become a crisis, because a wide range of trees and plants require pollination to produce. In addition to the Belmont Apiary making a small but real contribution to addressing the die-off of bees, the honey from the hives is shared with faculty, staff and neighbors as a gift from the university to the wider community.


Which of the following impact areas does the innovation most closely relate to? (select up to three):
Research
Campus Enagement
Public Engagement

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :
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The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
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Additional documentation to support the submission:
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