Meet a Student: Jeremy Ambrose
When undergraduate criminal justice student Jeremy Ambrose saw a family friend’s honey crop on Facebook last year, he “thought it was the most beautiful thing,” he now recalls. Ambrose asked if the friend would take him under his wing, and less than a year later, he has his own beekeeping business. But he doesn’t work hard just for the money—or even for the honey.
“I do it because I’m a little afraid for our future. … We’re dangerously close to losing our bees, and without our bees we won’t have fruits, vegetables and certain types of nuts. Without bees, we can’t eat. That’s scary to me. If I’m going to get into something like this, I want to do it for the betterment of my community and to help anybody that I can in the process. … Imagine a grocery store if there were no bees. No bread, ’cause there’d be no wheat. The produce section would be gone. I think we’d be living off mushrooms. Could you imagine a world where we live off mushrooms?”