NWSS Bees. Presented by the NWSS Environment Club. We are a dedicated group of high school students who are committed to addressing global environmental issues on a local level.
Presented by the NWSS Environment Club
The Bee Epidemic
What is it?
The bee epidemic is also known as the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). It is a growing phenomenon worldwide where worker bees from beehives are suddenly disappearing.
What are the leading causes?
The possible leading causes of this disorder are biotic factors such as Varroa mites and other insect diseases. Abiotic factors also affect the bee population due to the environmental-change related stresses such as malnutrition, migratory beekeeping, and pesticides. Climate change has also been found to affect CCD due to crops growing earlier or later in relation to the weather.
Why is it important to take action?
Honey bees are predominant pollinators that are necessary for a large number of crops to grow, thus it is important for society to take action and aid this epidemic. Every little action helps the greater picture.
The NWSS APIARY
What is it?
Our Dedicated Beekeeper
This certificate authorizes
As the proud owner of
HALF of your donations will go towards funding the Environment Club’s IB Bee Project.
The other HALF of your donation will go towards purchasing a bee hive for a bee business in another country through World Vision.
Our devoted sellers from the club
Our Kind Costumers
We make our own candles out of bees’ wax.
Candles in the making...
In the future we hope to...
“Th’Industrious bee extracts from ev’ryflow’r
Its fragrant sweets and mild balsamic pow’r
Learn thence, with greatest care & nicest skill
To take the good, and to reject the ill:
By her example taught, enrich thy mind,
Improve kind nature’s gifts, by sense refin’d;
Be though the honey-comb – in whom may dwell
Each mental sweet, nor leave one vacant cell.”
- Emboidery, The Archaeology of Beekeeping.
“Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise Their Master’s flower, but leaving it having done , as fair as ever and as fit to use; so both the flower doth stay and honey run.” -George Herbert
“It takes a bee to get the honey out.” -Arthur Guiterman
“The men of experiment are like the ant; they only collect and use. But the bee...gathers its materials from the flowers of the garden and of the field, but transforms and digests it by a power of its own.”
-Leonardo da Vinci