Bee Plus Detroit is a minority owned organization with core values of social justice, diversity, and inclusion. Our journey began with a group of students from Wayne State University that have a collective passion toward ecological sustainability. We saw beekeeping as an avenue to alleviate public health issues in the city of Detroit. Since then, the team has dedicated their efforts to increase awareness of bees and the work we can do with them in the fight against environmental injustice.
The name “Bee Plus Detroit” was chosen because of our organization’s priority to the bees. The “Plus” was designated to encompass our other services and goals, especially related to public health and youth engagement. Our mission and approach is region-specific to the city of Detroit. We hope to build a presence within the city to better address the needs of the community through the people.
Founder and CEO
Kamali Clora is a fourth-year Public Health Honors major at Wayne State University and sustainability advocate. He founded Bee Plus Detroit because he realized that Bees were such an essential component of our lives and wanted to impact his community through education and ecological wellness.
Jack Spurlock is a sociology major pursuing the pre-med track and a senior WSU. He is a part of Bee Plus Detroit because of his passion for environmentalism and the ecosystem, while hoping to diminish food insecurity in Detroit.
Director of Public Relations
Afifi Kadadu is a second-year student in Wayne State University's College of Nursing, she is pursuing a dual degree in Bachelor's of Science in Nursing and Public Health. She has chosen to be a part of the Bee Plus Detroit team because she values the importance of the bee population and has a passion for serving communities that are depleted of the economic resources that are imperative for our survival.
Elijah Pope is a fourth-year student in the Mike Ilitch Business School majoring in marketing. He joined Bee Plus Detroit because he cares for the environment and the bees, in which play a vital part in every aspect of the ecosystem and are essential to the human well-being.
Director of Community Affairs
Mahfuz Haque graduated from Wayne State University with a B.S. in Public Health. He hopes to harness the efforts of Bee Plus Detroit to better health outcomes of disadvantaged communities by increasing healthier food access.
Alex Pouttu is a fourth-year finance student at Wayne State University. He joined Bee Plus Detroit to help make a positive impact on the Detroit community through agriculture education.