Making Indianapolis a bee friendly city


Bee Public is making Indianapolis a more bee-friendly city through responsible beekeeping practices, education, and community outreach.

Bees are vital to maintaining our sustainable food supply - one in every three bites of food we eat js made possible by bees and other pollinators. And they're dying off at alarming rates. 

Kate is our founder and head beekeeper. Since 2012, Kate has been installing hives around the city and educating the public about the plight of honeybees. In 2015, Bee Public teamed up with Jim Poyser of Earth Charter Indiana and the Indianapolis Arts Council to launch Save the Bees Indiana, made possible by a $10,000 SustainIndy grant. The grant allowed Bee Public to install hives at four area schools and make 30 classroom presentations (reaching around 1800 students) on the importance of honeybees. 


We keep beehives in very public spaces so passersby can observe a colony of bees and perhaps become less scared and more curious. 
Hives maintained by Bee Public include:

  • Eskenazi Health Sky Farm
  • Public Greens: Urban Kitchen with a Mission
  • Growing Places Indy
  • Center for Inquiry #2
  • Harshman Middle School
  • School for Community Learning 
  • Indiana School for the Deaf


save the bees

Bee Public needs your help to remain sustainable. Because Bee Public does not harvest and sell honey, we rely on the generosity of others through donations and sponsorships. We want to thank The Pollination ProjectSmallBoxPatachou Inc. and Eskenazi Health for their support. 


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You can donate to Bee Public via PayPal. Send your donation to the email 

Buy Our Swag

You can purchase these limited edition Bee Public tote bags and t-shirts (designed by Benny Sanders at GPC) at Homespun Modern Handmade


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