Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Last Hive off the Roof at TRU

I lent one hand of many when the Kamloops Bee Club assisted Thompson Rivers University in moving their hives off the roof of the Culinary Arts Building. The Culinary Arts program is increasing the number of hives they run with the assistance of the Kamloops Bee Club, and moving to a new expanded location on campus. Here the hives were removed from the roof in a cherry-picker and transported to a distant bee yard belonging to club member Brian Eden, before being re-introduced in a few weeks at new campus location at TRU.

The Culinary Arts Program at TRU owns the hives on the campus. They are responsible for purchasing the equipment and extracting the honey. The Kamloops Bee Club assists in managing the hives in return for a bi-monthly meeting space in the Culinary Arts building. A fundraising dinner with a honey-inspired menu was held at Accolades restaurant at TRU, with the proceeds split between Culinary Arts and the bee club. The bee club donated their portion of the proceeds back to the Culinary Arts program to assist them in the purchase of their new beekeeping equipment. Ron Rosentreter of the Culinary Arts faculty spearheaded the project. He sadly passed away on May 11, 2013 after a battle with cancer. Culinary Arts on Facebook.


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