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Beekeeping Project Empowers Peruvian Indigenous Group

From the George Mason University News:

When he goes to visit the Maijuna people in the Peruvian Amazon, Mason student German Perilla is welcomed by the name they gave him — “ua” — which means, simply, “bee.”

An appropriate name, given that last year Perilla brought more than 600,000 honeybees to their small community as part of a beekeeping program through his studies at Mason. Perilla is pursuing a master’s degree in interdisciplinary studies, with a focus in environmental science and community engagement.

Mason graduate student German Perilla meets with potential beekeepers for the first time. Photo courtesy of German Perilla

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