To mark the first Kingston University Biodiversity Action Group Volunteer of the Year award, we felt it was only right to recognise the outstanding dedication and leadership one Kingston University staff member has shown to a conservation project on campus over recent years.
|Kingston Hill beekeeper Tina Corr (far right) and other award winners at this year's KUSU Volunteering Awards Ceremony at Dorich House.|
Around her full time post in the School of Education, Tina Corr gives countless hours to ensure the bees in our Kingston Hill beehive are well fed, healthy and happy every year. She also coordinates volunteer hive check assistants each week, updates the Kingston Hill Buzz blog and helps with promotional events.
KU Biodiversity and Landscape Administrator Rachel Burgess nominated Tina for the award and commented: "We are so lucky to have Tina who has made this valuable biodiversity project and volunteering opportunity possible at the University. It's great to have such an enthusiastic and caring leader of the project who welcomes volunteer check assistants warmly, reassuring those who may be a little nervous about getting so close to hundreds of bees. Tina's passion for the bees is inspiring!"
With all the headlines about threats to bees recently, this was a timely reward for the Kingston Hill beekeeper and her efforts to help this much needed insect.
|Tina was awarded with an engraved trowel and National Garden vouchers so she can keep up her excellent work in providing perfect habitat for bees, both at home and on campus.|