Jana the Biking Beekeeper

  • Sarah Arena


Every morning, Jana Kinsman pulls her bike into Chicago tra c on her way to work. Un- like the other commuters, who are heading to downtown skyscrapers for their 9-5 desk jobs, Kinsman rides her bike to meet her thousands of workers. When she arrives at her South Side destination, she is greeted by a cacophony of buzzing employees. Kinsmans o ce? A community garden. Her desk? A beehive. Kinsman is an urban beekeeper and founder of Bike a Bee, an urban beekeeping initiative that in recent years has worked in community gardens to make honey and teach local communities about bees.

This piece was written based on an inter- view with Jana Kinsman, founder of Bike a Bee. More information about Bike a Bee can be found at its website: www.bikeabee. com, or Facebook page: www.facebook. com/bikeabee.

How to Cite
ARENA, Sarah. Jana the Biking Beekeeper. ROOTSTALK | A Prairie Journal of Culture, Science and the Arts, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, p. 9-12, may 2016. Available at: <https://ojs.grinnell.edu/index.php/prairiejournal/article/view/334>. Date accessed: 21 sep. 2017.