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Bees In The D

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Causes: Environment, Environmental Education

Mission: Education on the importance of conservation of the honeybee

Programs: Detroit has many empty spaces like rooftops, balconies, and vacant lots. In 2017 29 hives were placed in some of these spaces. 2018 is projected to bring 70 hives. We have organized honey harvests to engage and educate the public.

we maintain an apiary at oakland university to educate about honeybees and their conservation. We advised detroits city planners about beekeeping within city and urban communities. Hold interactive presentations at nature centers.

partner with local food extablishments to use our honey in their menus. Maintain 4 honey bee hives atop cobo center living green roof. Present to neighborhood groups to educate about pollinator gardens and beekeeping.

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13 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The work the Bees in the D does is amazing! I've been fortunate to be a "worker bee" a number of times at the hives, honey harvests, as well as educational events. The conservation efforts on behalf of the bees has been greatly impacted by the educational efforts of their organization. In addition to all this, the byproducts of caring for these wonderful pollinators is fabulous! The honey is the tastiest, and the lipbalms are moisturizing like none other that I have tried. I look forward to working further with this organization as they continue to fulfill their mission of conservation and education.

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoy our honey and products! Thanks for all the support.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

So far I’ve participated in a few honey harvests, hive maintenance and winterization. All of which were tons of fun and I’ve learned a lot! Exited to see what new adventures await with getting hives opened up for spring!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review and all your help with the hives!

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Donor

Rating: 5

After meeting the Brians at a honey harvest at Bonbonbon in Detroit and learning of their initiative to “grow” the bee highway, I was eager to help.
I now have four of their hives on the rooftop of Plymouth Arts and Recreation Complex in downtown Plymouth. The hives are the “buzz” of the fifty tenant groups that call PARC their home.
The enthusiasm of the Brians has brought some much needed attention to saving our bees and I am so happy to be part of it!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying your hives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

A wonderful group of people doing wonderful things with nature in the cityscape of Detroit. Bees in the D go above and beyond in the education and understanding of these important pollinators. With fun events and collaborations they keep it exciting and very open to the average person!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you enjoy our fun events!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a current volunteer and former board member and I couldn’t be more proud to say that I have been involved with this organization for over 5 years. I started out just helping at fundraising events and now I am a beekeeper responsible for some of the many hives in the Detroit Metro area. This org and all of the people within it are so amazing and I can’t wait to see what the future holds.

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review and BEEing such a great help!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

The Bees in the D team is great. The Brian’s worked with our group and answered every question we threw at them from placement of the hives, to decorating and care. We look forward to harvesting honey this season and enjoying the fruits of their labor.

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad your enjoying your hives!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've attended an all day seminar that included hands on with the hives and harvesting some honey, 2 honey harvests and a couple hive checks which included treating for mites and winterizing the hives. I've learned so much! Bees in the D is as much about educating about the importance of bees and how amazing they are, as well as tending the health of bee hives that are hosted by so many businesses around metro Detroit.

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review and we're glad you're enjoying all of the programs we provide.

2 Jess L.2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Brian’s have done an amazing job educating anyone who attends an event. They truly care about the bee’s and love sharing their passion with others!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review Jess and continued support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Bees in the D supports our 2 hives at The MSR in Rochester MI and we love them so much! Brian and his team are so helpful and knowledgeable, it is our pleasure to be part of saving the bees with them!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying your hives!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I’m a grower/ co-owner at Featherstone Garden on the east side of Detroit. We have been partnering with Bees in the D for 4 years now, and I’m so grateful for all the wonderful work they do in and around our city. Their hives at our site are highly beneficial for our plants and I hope we continue to work with them for many years to come!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you're enjoying your hives!

2 Christina F.5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In addition to producing GREAT honey, the passion coming from this group in an effort to educate everyone on the importance of pollinators is contagious. Love love love the Brians and the Bees!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review and continued support!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Participated in a rooftop hive tour and it was fun and informative!

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beesinthed 04/10/2022

Thanks for the review and we're glad you enjoyed your hive tour!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I participated in a honey harvest for Bees in the D, and it was super fun and interesting! The Brians are amazing and incredibly thoughtful in everything they do. I would definitely recommend checking out Bees in the D!

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beesinthed 04/04/2022

Thanks for the review! We're glad you had fun at our honey harvest! We look forward to seeing you again this year!