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Roby Ventres-Pake helps keep bees at the Outback Farm.

By Rhys Logan | WWU

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| Photo by Rhys Logan
| Photo by Rhys Logan

Michael Jaross, a board member with the Mount Baker Beekeepers Association, works with Western Washington University students such as Roby Ventres-Pake to maintain an apiary to help with pollenation at the student-run Outback Farm on the Western campus.

The farm, situated between Fairhaven College and Buchanan Towers on south campus, includes an orchard, vegetable gardens, several chickens and more.

The beekeepers hope to expand the number of hives to six by the end of the summer.