Mission

To strengthen bee populations and their relationship with humans at UCLA and the surrounding community through habitat restoration, education, and research.

Goals and Objectives

  1. Promote and maintain healthy bee populations along metrics of

    1. Diversity

    2. Population Size

    3. Ecosystem services

  2. Provide opportunities for innovation through

    1. Research

    2. Entrepreneurship

    3. Environmental Project Technologies

  3. Educate on the importance of bees

    1. Environmental

    2. Economic

    3. Sentimental and Spiritual

  4. Empower our community

    1. Participate in and promote the local economy

    2. Educate on and implement economic independence/resilience through community partnerships, equitable sustainability, and local economy

  5. Professional Development and Equity

    1. Provide leadership opportunities and career pathways in sustainability

    2. Inclusive to all affiliations, including students, staff, faculty, and local community members

    3. Inclusive to all levels of financial need

  6. Export Vision

    1. Provide resources for individuals and organizations to further our mission

    2. Partner with and promote individuals and organizations that align with our mission

History

Founded in 2018. First native hive 2019. First honey hive 2021. Merged with Bruin Apiary in 2021.

ABOUT US

Board Members
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Rucha Deshpande

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President & Head Beekeeper

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Randy Nguyen

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Vice President

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Kimberly Smart

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Event Co-Director

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Felicia Wang

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Event Co-Director

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Samantha Lin

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Project Director