Campus Beehives

The University first started having staff and student beekeepers managing hives on campus for non-academic purposes in 2010. Since then, the network of apiaries on campus has grown to include 3 main colonies:

  • The School of Earth and Environment (SEE) apiary, which consists of three national hives
  • The Laidlaw Library roof, which consists of two national hives and one as-yet Unnamed nucleus (nuc) colony
  • The St. George’s Field apiary, which currently has a top-bar colony

The sustainability team have been busy recently extracting and jarring honey from our campus apiaries for sale in some of our campus cafés; Café Maia (the Ziff), Pure (Worsley Building) and the Business School Cafes.

(Only available for as long as stocks last.)

 

 

 

 

You can find the full story, including details about the full honey extraction process on our sustainability site here: http://sustainability.leeds.ac.uk/campus-beehives-honey-extraction-process