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Sweet Beez, inc.
A non-profit organization dedicated to fostering a stronger honey bee population in the city of Rochester and El Sauce, Guatemala. Educating and empowering communities with new economic and social capital, ​we advocate for and promote policies that work to fight against climate change and for immigration justice.
The mission is achieved through:
  • Promoting urban beekeeping as it has numerous benefits for both honey bees and the community. 
  • Caring for rooftop hives are an unobtrusive way to increase pollination of local flora within the city, and keep the honey bee populations further away from harmful pesticides. 
  • Using honey bee hives as a tool for learning, as having hands-on experience with honey bees is a unique and informative way to see nature in action
  • Using our facilities as an economic resources for local beekeepers. 
  • Providing a bike-powered honey extractor as an outlet to those who keep hives, but have no way to process the honey. 
  • Hosting the Rochester Beekeepers' Association, where enthusiasts gather and exchange ideas. 
  • Assisting students and local community gardens in starting and managing their own hives, which provides valuable job skills while helping the environment and providing needed pollination.
  • Advocating for and promoting policies that fight against the largest threat of our time: climate change
  • Believing in the importance of science and teaching/learning whenever possible

Let's Keep the Flowers in the Flower City!

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