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What’s the BUZZ? Christina Erickson on Sustainability

Christina Erickson discusses the logistics of the Green Revolving Fund, Champlain College’s Sustainability Program, the Apiary Project, and how she got to be Champlain’s Sustainability Director. She goes in-depth on these topics in an interview, conducted by a member of the Champlain College Publishing Initiative, where she talks about her future goals and what she’s hoping the community will get out of it.

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What’s the BUZZ? Featuring Beatrice, the Worker Bee.

Why, hello there! I see you have come back to learn about us worker bees! I’m sure your visit with the queen was quite the experience. Unlike Queen Bella, who doesn’t use her wings very much, we worker bees are using them constantly. Really, how do you survive without any wings? I use them to fly out of the hive to gather nectar and help pollinate other plants while I’m out and about.

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What’s the BUZZ on Colony Collapse Disorder?

In 2006, the media buzzed with talk about the sudden and seemingly inexplicable mass disappearance of honey bees. This might have gone largely unnoticed by the general public if not for one particular oddity: not only were bees dying, they were also abandoning their colonies in droves, leaving hive after hive virtually empty. The Environmental Protection Agency labeled the problem Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), describing it as occurring “when the majority of worker bees in a colony disappear.”

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