Creating a Buzz
Since its founding by Olivia Mersicano ’22 in 2019, the Endicott Beekeeping Club is still creating a buzz on campus. Despite a few setbacks—one hive didn’t make it through the recent Massachusetts winter—club advisors School of Visual and Performing Arts Dean Mark Towner and Director of Career Services Kate Chroust have installed a new hive, which appears to be thriving. While many of Endicott’s bee hives are established using frames featuring built-in honeycomb foundations, Towner and Chroust forgot some frames during installation and now the bees are forming honeycomb—in staggering shapes—organically. The duo hopes that Endicott honey may soon be on the horizon.