Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 69.87
Liaison Kevin Kirsche
Submission Date June 22, 2021

STARS v2.2

University of Georgia
IN-49: Innovation C

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Nate Shear
Sustainability Metrics Intern
Office of Sustainability
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Name or title of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:
UGA Honey Bee Program

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 objectives of the honey bee program at the University of Georgia are to increase humanity's knowledge of bee biology, bee management, and crop pollination and to deliver that knowledge in the most effective manner to interested users. The program strives to develop research and extension initiatives that are locally responsive while globally relevant. An associated goal is the training of undergraduate and graduate students in practical beekeeping, bee biology, and the scientific methods of critical thinking and analysis. Prospective graduate students are encouraged to subscribe to these objectives. Since inception, the Honey Bee Program has produced 56 research publications addressing sustainable bee health management issues as well as more basic questions on bee pollination and foraging ecology. In addition, the UGA Honey Bee Program has partnered with local craft brewery, Creature Comforts Beer Company, to create two seasonal brews, Common Things and Arcane Thoughts.

A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise or a press release or publication featuring the innovation :

The website URL where information about the programs or initiatives is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Data source(s) and notes about the submission:

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