By Liv M.
Have you heard the buzz about the new Bee Club? Posters have been up around school announcing the new club and their new fundraisers, but what exactly is it?
Junior Grace W., President of Bee Club, has always had a fascination with bees and can’t wait for the club to get in motion.
“I’ve had the idea to create bee club since freshman year, and I have always really liked bees,” she said. “I noticed that the honeybee population was dying, and was frustrated because I really wanted to do something about it.”
So far, the club has accumulated around 12 people, and Grace hopes there are more on the way. Although the club has just gotten started, the talk of bigger projects and other types of presentations are already being planned, from fundraisers to simple campaigns in an effort to raise awareness in the school and beyond.
The club meets on the first and fourth Wednesday of every month, where they talk about solutions, getting everyone involved, and brainstorming new projects to save the bees.
“The club is in its infancy right now, and we just had a bake sale to start raising funds,” said Grace. “We are starting bigger projects to get more people involved.”
The upcoming bake sales go to a good cause. The money that they are currently saving will go to a “Bee Safe” garden that will be installed at DHS.
As more money is compiled in the future, they will contribute to organizations that do research on honeybees and colony collapse disorder. Colony collapse disorder is a phenomenon that occurs when worker bees leave the hive and mysteriously disappear, deserting food, shelter, and their queen.
Without bees, we could not enjoy many of the options we have now, and our environment would suffer greatly. Senior Emma L. is another DHS student dedicated to the cause of bee preservation.
“The pollination that bees give is so important to the ecosystems around the world,” said Emma, “Without bees, plants cannot be pollinated, and therefore would die off, and the animals that eat those plants would die off, killing more and more animals down the food chains.”