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Circle of Bees Inc.

Circle of Bees is a punk-rock art corporation on a mission: to protect and expand beekeeping culture and pollinator habitat in places where people live.


Bees swarming or living in your hedge, tree, house, barn, office, or elsewhere?

Text or call Christian: (510) 400-8443

To talk to the non-profit about art, education, or science & tech it's best to email Ellyn:

More contact information here...


We create ecological folk art, living-classroom educational experiences, and science & technicultural experiments in support of permaculture development in the first world.

In 2019 Circle of Bees completed it's first major project 100 Hives Davis and with it our first public artworks Resurrection Cycle and Sub/urban Swarm Management Art.

As the project expands into neighboring Woodland and Sacramento we continue to pursue a handful our modest objectives in Davis:

  • Dark Nights / Night-Fest Davis: One thing most pollinators and people have in common is a biological need for dark nights. For billions of years our living systems have known only dark nights. Studies consistently confirm: blue spectrum light at night is destructive of to the human psyche, and dark nights are demonstrably safer from crime and accident. Yet we persist in polluting the darkness with artifical light. Why? Read more ...
  • Bon-fires are better than fireworks: We call on the city to replace firework displays with mighty bonfires. Gathering around a fire is as old as people. Yet modern fireworks have abstracted fire into an empty spectacle of chemical pyrotechnics that lacks the social value of the old fire circle. We encourage the city to replaces 4th of July fireworks displays with a bonfires

More mission-critical adventures here ...

Thanks to Friends, Partners, Affiliates

Tuleyome for being the future of pragmatic conservation and Andrew Fulks for best Ali-G impression.

Whole Systems Design and Derek and Johnny for being cool and making many flowers.

Restoration Landscaping by Billy Krimmel for re-wilding stuff.

Donna Billick and the Billick Rock Apiary!

Farm Davis and Farm 2.6 for vision and revolutionary giving.

Cloverleaf Farm!!! Best peaches ever.

Flower Mama Katie.

Tree Davis for planting trees and growing community.

CoolDavis where to begin?!

The Ni˜o lab who are awesome.

Sac Bee Charmers and Rachel for being boss.

Restoration Landscaping by Billy Krimmel for re-wilding stuff.

The Davis Food Co-op for being local, fresh, organic.

Davis Dollars and Nick Barry.

Leslie Crenna of EcoAssistant and the good people of WaterWise.

Yolo County District 2 Supervisor Don Saylor and City of Davis Chief Innovation Officer Diane Paro for replacing legislation prohibiting backyard beekeeping (which no one obeyed) with good, common-sense rules for practical sub/urban beekeeping in Yolo County.