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Carly Estes demonstrates pollinator care

Carly Estes ’17 demonstrates pollinator care during a final exam in her spring 2017 beekeeping class, taught by James Wilson MS ’12, Ph.D. ‘16, Extension apiculturalist. Estes earned a degree in horticulture and is pursuing graduate studies in Kansas. According to Wilson, Virginia Tech is home to between 30 and 70 hives, depending on the season and roster of research projects. The university supports three apiaries located at Kentland Farm, Moore Farm, and Prices Fork Research Station and currently has three researchers focused on bees.

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