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Alessandra Rizzotti

I'm starting to learn how to beekeep. I've never been comfortable around bees, but learning about how important they are to our food system made me realize how I could get involved. I'm now a volunteer and member of Honeylove, which is an organization tryign to legalize urban beekeeping. We're promoting bee rescue:

I've helped raise money for Honeylove at a gala and this weekend, I'm educating people at Whole Foods. I've started to get mentored on the field as well. Below you'll see a hive pretty populated by bees with some capped honey!

Beekeeping takes patience. When I helped transfer an entire colony out of my mom's fence (last picture), we tried to let the rest of the leftover swarm find their way into a temporary hive/swarm box, but they moved on and insects crawled into the temporary habitat. But that happening was awesome. It taught me that nature is always on the move and we can disrupt it or choose to coexist.


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