Detroit Hives

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Palmer Morse & Rachel Weinberg
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6 mins
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By activating vacant spaces and transforming them into urban farms and bee farms, we’re able to provide for the community.

Tim Paule, Director of Detroit Hives


In East Detroit, Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are transforming their community one hive at a time. By working to convert an estimated 90,000 vacant housing lots in their city into urban bee farms, Tim and Nicole are bringing life back to their community. Detroit Hives follows Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey, a young couple from East Detroit, who are working hard to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities for young Detroit natives to overcome adversity. It is estimated that Detroit has with well over 90,000 empty housing lots to date. In an effort to address this issue, Tim and Nicole have been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into bee farms. Detroit Hives explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities one hive at a time.

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