Support and Sponsors

The apiary received establishment funding from the Vermont Community Foundation and from a private donation from the family of a student. The Class of 2013 sustained this project and ensured the long-term stability of the campus apiary by covering the costs of annual maintenance, continued programming, and, everyone's favorite, producing honey. The Senior Class Gift left a lasting legacy by giving ownership of the apiary to Champlain students and by providing the opportunity for future generations of students to work with, learn through, and benefit from the bees.

Thank you to the Vermont Community Foundation and the private donors who realized the promise of this endeavor, and a special thanks to the Senior Class of 2013, whose continued sponsorship ensures that the apiary will be enjoyed by many Champlain students in the future. It is the generosity of these students, parents, and organization that have made this living laboratory possible. 

Interested in supporting the apiary? Contact Kristin Wolf at kwolf@champlain.edu. Thank you! 


"Our Class of 2013 is leaving our legacy in the form of an apiary. This unique gift to the college will provide experiential learning opportunities, create connections to community development projects in the Amazon, and support Champlain College's commitment to sustainability. As we prepare for graduation, professionally and personally enriched, I think it's important to reflect what this College has don e for us. Supporting our Class Gift is just one small way to show our appreciation for Champlain, to serve as a thank you for its role in making us who we are, and to provide even greater educational opportunities for classes to follow." 

- Kaisey Arena '13


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