“Right now everything we are doing is in the early stages,” Coit said. “We don’t have any bees yet, but we sure hope to in the spring.”
The Carolina Beekeeping Club is recognized by the University.
Coit said she got the idea to form a beekeeping club after attending a summer program at Cornell University where she first began learning about bees.
“I went to a summer program at Cornell about conservation medicine and veterinary studies, and they incorporated a day about honey bees,” she said. “I found that they are very fascinating and are in dire need of our help.”
Coit herself had help from her friend and fellow bee-enthusiast, Brunton.
“Nissa is really obsessed with bees,” he said. “The first time I met her, we had an hour long conversation about them. She definitely tapped our friend group pretty heavily for people. There are a ton of biologists so we had some people interested in research.”
A member of the newly formed club, Brunton said he already had some ideas in the works for the future of beekeeping club, one of them being selling honey in the pit.
“I think it would be really cool to establish something that could carry on after the group of us who created it graduate,” he said.