Earlier this week news came that UCF had begun it’s new initiative to place a single bee hive inside each and every outdoor trashcan around campus. Director of ecological studies Meredith Brooks explained “UCF wants to show that we are solidly behind the effort to ‘Save the Bees’, and what better way to do that then integrating these beautiful creatures into waste around campus” Many students are concerned that this may create a hazard to those commuting by foot around campus. Cristina Bruxen stated “It’s just that I literally can’t tell the difference between bees, and like, wasps. I love the environment and all, and I literally just watched a Netflix documentary on bees, but like can’t we solve the problem, like elsewhere?” Many have taken advantage of this situation, with the Young Investors club buying up trashcans around campus to hold the license to harvest and distribute honey to UCF affiliated establishments.
At press time UCF Ecological staff was deliberating plans to diversify the program to include trash cans inside classrooms.