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Support the Growth of Beekeeping in Chicago

I often think that I was born during the wrong time period. I would be comfortable behind an ox and plow, would love to have only a home phone, and dream of a day where emails don’t exist. But the reality is just that, and one cannot pick and choose the hand they are dealt (especially anachronisms and choice of modern medicines).

So as a “Millennial” I know that I am supposed to be comfortable addressing the forum of the interwebs, but alas I am not. However, I will try to harness it briefly so I might tell you, friends of Westside Bee Boyz LLC, that we are grateful for your support and tell you that we are excited about our future plans and hope you are too.

Our company Westside Bee Boyz LLC is applying for a loan and looking for $25 dollar loans from a few friends by using a website called Kiva Zip. Why not a Kickstarter or Go Fund Me? Well, go ahead and call us old-fashioned, but we are not looking for a ‘handout’, we are looking for loans, loans that we will repay, and maybe toss in some honey to show our gratitude.

The reason for the loan? We are doing really well. I mean really, really well. We have grown our apiary from 20 hives to 110 in 6 months. We manage beehives for some of the premier locations in Chicago (Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo) We were also exhibitors for FarmAid 30 and have been invited to FarmAid next year. And! And our honey is used for Bella Beez Sparkling Honey Water, a natural soda alternative that is already in multiple Chicago Whole Foods, along with local stores, bars, and restaurants. We are also closing in on our own brick and mortar building on the Westside (fingers crossed!). We are developing partnerships with local schools and after-school programs to develop and implement honeybees into the classroom. Finally, by this time next year we are going to double our hives once again! We will be managing over 250 hives!!!

So we are doing well, but now need to grow more to support the demand. I would greatly appreciate any support. If you can help, please click here to lend us as little as $25. If you cannot, could you please share it with a friend?

Thanks Again, Naaman Gambill and the Westside Bee Boyz Crew

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