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February Member Meeting
February 12, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm CST
Willa Childress: The State of Minnesota Pollinators: Passing the Policies we Need.
Willa Childress is the Minnesota organizer at Pesticide Action Network, organizing to build a healthier and safer food system for everyone. She grew up keeping bees on her family’s farm in Oregon and has been involved in community organizing in both rural and urban spaces. Willa leads pollinator and beekeeper advocacy work in Minnesota.
Kristy Allen: The 3 B's of The Beez Kneez: Bikes to Bees to Beekeeping Business
Kristy Allen is owner and head beekeeper at The Beez Kneez LLC. Est. in 2010 and headquartered in Minneapolis, The Beez Kneez, LLC is a social enterprise working to Revive the Hive for Healthy Bees, Healthy Lives. She manages 150 hives using sustainable beekeeping practices, bicycle-powered honey production and delivery, the first ever community pedal-powered extraction facility and beekeeping supply shop, and teaches hands-on beekeeping classes via Camp Beez Kneez.