CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WDBJ) – Carilion New River Valley Medical Center has some new employees ‘buzzing’ to get to work. Beekeeping has become one of the medical center’s newest green practices at its first ever Bee Healthy Apiary.
“Their job is to collect nectar and pollen, which indirectly impacts the environment by providing pollination for all the flowering, fruit, and trees — and the food that we eat,” said Daniel Kolasa.
Daniel Kolasa is a radiographer-turned-beekeeper. He is gearing up to show how these bees’ help is part of the Bee Healthy initiative.
“The importance of having a bee apiary here on the property was because Carilion is in the business of taking care of patients and this indirectly helps patients,” said Kolasa.
Kolasa said bees don’t only pollinate flowers. Bees fly several miles from hives to produce healthier food, fruit and an overall community.
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