WPAFB Responds to President Obama’s Pollinator Memorandum

To promote the health of honey bees and other pollinators, President Obama issued a presidential memorandum last year in June stating that the Department of Defense shall support habitat restoration projects for pollinators. Watch below to see how Wright-Patterson Air Fore Base, in partnership with PropolisProjects, is supporting the President's memorandum. Dwight Wells, director of the Ohio State Beekeepers Association, is featured in the video above. Last June, Wells served as project coordinator for the placement of four beehives in Huffman Prairie, an 84-acre patch of rough pasture on Wright Patterson Air Force Base northeast of Dayton. The hives contain 40,000 Carniolan…

Wright-Dunbar Food Forest Growing Immensely

              The food forest planted in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood back in June is doing well. Stephen Barrett, Propolis Projects intern states, "The sunflowers and the garden boxes have become monstrous, and today we dropped the largest harvest yet by far to the Food Bank. We owe a huge thank-you to all of the people and organizations who have teamed up to make Propolis Projects a huge success. We plan to expand and see this kind of output between future projects." Keep up with the progress of this project and more…

Read about our efforts in the Dayton Daily News

We made it to the papers! The Dayton Daily News published an article on our efforts to grow a food forest in the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood in Dayton, OH. "Karen Levin of the Foundation said the Food Forest at the corner of West Fifth and South Williams streets will feed pollinating insects like butterflies and honeybees and people, when vegetables are ready for harvest. She’s looking for an organization that could help distribute the vegetables to the needy." Check out the article here "Effort to increase bee population launched in Dayton." Be sure to Like us on…

Propolis Projects to Plant Food Forest in Neighborhood of West Dayton

On Monday, June 22nd, Propolis Projects will create a “food forest” within the northwest corner of West Fifth Street and South Williams Street in West Dayton, an area that is currently considered a “food desert.” The neighborhood in focus, Wright-Dunbar, is an area in which many inhabitants do not have access to healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables. The food forest will include a dozen garden boxes growing various fruits and vegetables for those living in the neighborhood. Sunflowers and wildflowers will also be planted, feeding and attracting pollinators. Many have partnered with Propolis Projects in this endeavor including Home Depot,…