What’s the buzz about Beekeepers Club?
Founded just this past fall, Beekeepers Club has found overwhelming support from students, staff, and faculty, even receiving attention from people outside of RIT!
The RIT Beekeepers' ultimate goal is to get beehives on the RIT campus, but until then, they have focused their efforts on community service and environmental issues, volunteering weekly at organizations like the Scottsville Animal Shelter. The club has also worked with SEAL to plan several events during Earth Week to benefit the environment and the Rochester area. Currently, they are working on a project to decrease the amount of plastic waste created by single-serve coffee makers on campus. With this initiative, they hope to make the campus more environmentally friendly and conscious of the wastes they produce.
You may have seen them in the SAU during one of their bake and craft sales, which have been an incredible success selling honey, cupcakes, sugar scrubs, and bars of soap. Stop by the next time you see them in the SAU to check out their goodies!
Although they are a young club, the Beekeepers have great goals and has made amazing progress since their formation! To learn more about the club, check out at their exhibit at ImagineRIT, featuring a portable viewing hive provided by Sweet Beez, a local urban beekeeping organization! Or, stop by a meeting any Friday from 5-6 pm in Gosnell, room 2300.