Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Nicole Lindsey, Co-Executive Director
Timothy Paule, Co-Executive Director
Primary Contact Name
Timothy Jackson
Main Address

9336 E. Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48214
United States

Donation Drop-Offs
12948 Bramell St.
Detroit, MI 48223
United States

What We Do

We believe a healthy future for pollinators reflects a healthy future for humanity. The health of those in our inner-cities, specifically people of color, is often the last to be considered – it’s our mission to change this. By transforming vacant lots into educational green spaces, we revitalize neighborhoods. We’re Detroit Hives, a pollinator education and conservation initiative that engages urban communities in our mission by creating cultural experiences that are both educational and relatable. Detroit Hives, Inc. a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded by Nicole Lindsey and Timothy Paule.

Our work involves restoring critical habitats for people and pollinators. In addition we present environmental education programming to students enrolled in the Detroit Public Schools Community District (DPSCD) and conducts tours of its sites. Since 2016, Detroit Hives has built and maintains 6 botanical gardens and 55 beehives across 29+ locations. It also engages in policy work and was instrumental in establishing July 19th as National Urban Beekeeping Day, which brings awareness to the ethical treatment of pollinators in urban setting. Detroit Hives is currently working with city council to designate Detroit as a Bee City

Interesting Info
  • Through our Bee The Change program we have educated over 8,000 students on the importance of pollinator conservation.
  • Worked with Detroit City Council to pass a resolution, recognizing Detroit as an official Bee City.
  • Founded National Urban Beekeeping Day! Celebrated annually on July 19th
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