CSUN Today reports that honey from beehives maintained on the CSUN campus by Associate Professor of Biology Rachel Mackelprang will soon be available for sale through the Marilyn Magaram Center for Food Science, Nutrition, and Dietetics. The honey, branded “Bee a Matador,” has already been recognized for its quality in a local competition:
Even before their first sales, the new Matador honey label won praise: In August, “Bee a Matador” won the 2018 Honey Competition People’s Choice Award in The Valley Hive 3rd Annual Honey and Recipe Competition in Chatsworth.
“I was so excited to hear that our honey won the People’s Choice Award. I found out on a Sunday night, [and I] felt such pride and excitement,” said Annette Besnilian, executive director of the Magaram Center. “To achieve such success in a very short time was a true testament to the hard work of our students, faculty and staff.”
Beginning in November, CSUN students, faculty, staff and members of the community can place orders for the honey with the Magaram Center or buy it at the campus’ weekly farmers market — every Tuesday while school is in session. There are about 200 jars in production, going toward the sale at the market.— CSUN Today
Image: A honeybee collects nectar from ornamental sage in a planting along Lindley Avenue (Photo by Jeremy Yoder)