OUR MISSION IS TO REVIVE THE HIVE FOR HEALTHY BEES, HEALTHY LIVES
We are located at 2204 MINNEHAHA AVE S, MINNEAPOLIS MN 55404 (ENTRANCE IS ON 22ND ST. NEXT TO SPOKES BIKE SHOP).
Honey House Hours are Thursday and Fridays, 4-8pm and Saturdays, 3-8pm. (Google search says otherwise…please ignore till this problem is fixed!)
Attention Honey Lovers! We have exciting news about a new honey we are offering for bicycle delivery and purchase at the Honey House. To further our mission of reviving the hive for healthy bees, healthy lives, we have started a new initiative for beekeepers. We present to you The Beez Kneez Honey Collective!
Choosing beekeeping as a profession is not an easy road to go down. It is extremely hard work full of physical, emotional and financial stress. The “golden age” of beekeeping has passed. Their survival is more and more fragile as our landscapes become increasingly less floral and more toxic. Instead of making 100-300lb’s per hive of liquid gold as they did twenty years ago, they are struggling to reach 40-60lb’s.
In January 2014, The Beez Kneez started an advocacy and education campaign called Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives to address these issues on a public and legislative level. After a pesticide kill on one of our own hives, we choose to fight for our livelihood as beekeepers and had some success. However, as farmers and producers, we understand the need to take our advocacy a little farther and reach the consumer. Educated consumers are extremely powerful. They say money makes the world go round but really the bees makes the honey go round which ultimately makes the seeds grow and in turn, makes the world go round.
We present to you The Beez Kneez Honey Collective. We are working closely with a community of small-medium scale beekeepers focused on working towards a more sustainable future for bees and their keepers. Our first members are Bird and the Bees Honey LLC.
Established in 2010, Beez Kneez, LLC is a honeybee education and advocacy organization. We recognize that bees are vital to our food system and work to raise awareness around the health and protection of pollinators. We keep bees, deliver raw, local honey by bicycle, and teach in-hive education classes at Twin Cities community gardens, parks, schools, museums and urban farms. We also operate the first ever community beekeeping center, The Beez Kneez Honey House.
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