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College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences


What Honey Bees Can Teach Us About Shaping Social Change

Join us for the first installment of the CFAES 2022 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Speaker Series! Click here for a list of all dates and speakers.

In this presentation beekeeper and bee advocate Ang Roell will provide an introduction to honey bee culture and discuss ways in which honey bees can serve as models for humans striving for social justice. 

Ang RoellAng Roell (they/them) is a beekeeper, educator, writer, evaluator, and facilitator, from They Keep Bees and Mainspring Change Consultants, living and working in the US. They Keep Bees connects humans and honey bees in a cooperative learning community. Exploring how people access beekeeping, how people participate in beekeeping, and who has access to creating relationships with honeybees. Their work highlights the need to rethink our relationship with the natural world, and specifically our extractive relationship with honey bees. Remembering them as teachers for collaborative, cooperative, and reciprocal relationships, and communities. Ang’s book Radicalize the Hive is available to download for free online.

This event will be presented with automated closed captions. If you wish to request traditional CART services or other accommodations, please contact Laura Akgerman at or 614-292-0622. Requests submitted two weeks in advance will generally allow us to provide seamless access, but the university will make every effort to meet every request.

Please direct all other inquiries to Dr. Leo Taylor(.3408).