What It's About
A woman in Houston educates the community about beekeeping and brings in an extra $4,000/month.
Words of Wisdom
Through her job as a cheesemonger, Nicole had seen customers turn up their nose at honey varietals that just weren’t local enough. She also knew local beekeepers that were giving their honey away because they didn’t know how to market it, so she started an Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign called Bee2Bee Honey Collective.
Her mission: to provide a healthy, sustainable habitat for honeybees and promote urban beekeeping and education.
Nicole is quick to point out that it’s not all eating cheese and honey—though that would be awesome—as she also has to do accounting, scheduling, and then there’s always the real risk of being stung by the very population she’s trying to serve.
Still, she loves being able to go outside each day to do something for the environment while creating opportunities for new beekeepers and raising interest in protecting the local honeybee population.
Notes from Chris
The city of Houston, Texas, America’s fourth largest city, is known for Beyoncé, NASA's Johnson Space Center, and a lot of large trucks and automobiles... but until recently it was not known as a thriving hub bees. In fact, there was no beekeeping service anywhere in the city, and this was a real crisis. Nicole, our
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