Community Bees on Bikes

Kristy Lynn Allen, AKA the Beez Kneez was one of the first people ever interviewed by CTC.  In addition to delivering honey by bicycle, Kristy together with her business partner Erin Rupp, started Community Bees on Bikes.  Kristy and Erin have managed to bring together their love of bicycles and bees to help educate the public about bees and to introduce the pollinators to more areas of the city.  From their website;

“We are establishing and maintaing honeybee hives in Minneapolis community spaces, while raising awareness of pollinators and their crucial role in our ecosystems.  We provide the bees and experiential education to public and private groups in community gardens, urban farms and schools; commuting solely by bicycle!”

While all of their classes are sold out for 2012 [UPDATE: not sold out, see comments below], head over to the website (link above) and check out what they are doing.  Also, Erin is has applied for a grant from Lundberg farms to support the learning program.  Vote for her story and they could win a $500 grant.

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One Response to Community Bees on Bikes

  1. Erin Rupp says:

    Hi all! Erin from Community Bees on Bikes here! Thank you so much for the post and for your votes! I wanted to clarify something– we’ll be working to establish beehives at 9 hosts sites in Minneapolis the summer, and unfortunately we’re at capacity with that and can’t take on anymore sites, but there is TONS of room in our classes, and in fact, registration won’t even open for them for a couple more weeks. We’d love to have you- all classes include in-hive experiences- we’ll suit you up and show you through a beehive! You’ll also get a discount if you bike! More info coming soon. thank you all!

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