Bees in the D is a trusted group of educators focused on pollinators, specifically honeybees, and provides a model for beekeeping nationally. Through global education and our nationally recognized urban beekeeping model, we increase knowledge around pollinators and are a recognized advocate for honeybees. Bees in the D’s mission is to create a cooperative effort between residents, schools, organizations, and businesses in the city of Detroit and Southeast Michigan to contribute to both the health of honey bee colonies and the education of their importance to our environment. In 2022 Bees in the D will be breaking ground on their pollinator education center, revitalizing blighted lots with strolling botanical gardens, and building structure made from up-cycled shipping containers.
- We have educated students of all ages to the importance of pollinators and the environment, while providing a hands-on learning experience inside the beehive.
- We have introduced over 10 million bees and manage over 190 honeybee hives at over 60 Michigan locations, across 5 Michigan counties, and in 2 countries!
- We are making Detroit a national leader in the conservation of pollinators and promotion of urban beekeeping.