Twenty hives, up to to 1.5 million bees, and endless learning opportunities!

Student beekeepers working hives Sweet Briar students inspecting hives in the campus apiary.
students inspect a beehive

The starting point for becoming involved in the apiary is to enroll in the Agricultural Operations course.  Contact Dr. Powell for more information.


Cynthia Plaugher '23 and Lauria McShane '23 harvest honey in the campus apiary. Willits Summer Food Systems Fellows harvest honey, June 2022.
student pulls frame of honey from hive