School of Integrative Studies
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

German Perilla

German Perilla

German Perilla

Director, The Honey Bee Initiative / Instructor

German Perilla (George Mason University, MAIS, 2012) directs Mason's Honey Bee Initiative. Mason has 37 hives in the program, 12 of which are housed on the Fairfax campus and used in Perilla's sustainable beekeeping classes. Through the Honey Bee Initiative, Perilla researches and promotes sustainable beekeeping in Northern VA and also provides outreach to rural communities in El Salvador, Peru and Colombia. In these communities, Perilla assissts community members to establish their own hives which then provide environmentally sustainable sources of nutrition and income for their families.