On the Cover

News from Hope College has probably exhausted its quota of puns for the year in its headlines and Table of Contents description for this issue’s cover story, but the wordplay reflects the abiding joy and enthusiasm underlying every facet of the college’s new beekeeping endeavor. As shared on pages 20-23, the initiative is grounded in Hope’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and yields a sweet fringe benefit. One might even say it’s the bee’s knees.