through advocacy, education,
products and practice
We've been helping raise awareness of the plight of pollinators for more than 20 years... During that time we've organized dozens of marches, parades, bee-ins and hive-side classes. We've helped draft ordinances, spoken to city councils, presented at conferences, universities, eco-concerts and business meetings. We've partnered with congregations, retirement centers, zoos and airports. Given hundreds of talks and shifted thousands of people's thinking about bees.
We teach "Beekeeping for the Bees"
— celebrating the bee-ing, regardless of the box.
Stacked Box, Top Bar, Slovenian AZ, Layens, Flow Hive, Warré and Solitary Bee Hostels ...doesn't matter, its how you relate to the bees.
We have a classroom/shop where we do small classes and hands-on workshops. We have specialized classes for solitary pollinator bees as well as honey bees. Email us for scheduling.
People have many reasons for wanting to keep bees. There is no one-size fits all bee hive. We are proficient in several styles of bee hives. Unlike most organizations, we can help find the best style hive for you. Whether you have a garden or orchard that could use pollinators, or just a need to help the declining bee population, maybe you are a honey lover or a mead maker, there hive designs tailored to fit your wishes.
We consult with users, groups and organizations to procure and maintain hives throughout SE Wisconsin. We host around 50 hives throughout SE Wisconsin and have helped hundreds get started. We've invented new beehives, created tools techniques and procedures. We've made videos, created curriculum and written countless articles and illustrations.
. We cross-pollinate the grassroots finding ways to advocate and educate. We engage congregations, festivals, country clubs and governmental agencies... we teach in classrooms, farmers markets, office functions, church services, concerts, festivals and sporting events. We do honey tastings, dinners, parades, candle dippings, honey spins salve making classes, movie nights. Whatever it takes.
BeeVangelist Maggie Stang poses for Milwaukee Magazine story
This is what we are about... bringing people together with bees — shifting paradigms — teaching polite bee-havior
This is a CREATIVE MORNINGS MKE lecture at Colectivo in Milwaukee. It was a talk to creatives about COMMITMENT - We do Beesentations on a variety of topics for gatherings of all kinds. Check them out... https://creativemornings.com/cities/mke