Stay Bumble

In East Detroit, young African-American beekeepers Tim Paule and Nicole Lindsey are transforming Detroit one hive at a time. By working to convert vacant housing lots in their city into buzzing bee farms, Tim and Nicole are bringing life back to a community in need of hope.


Stay Bumble (working title) is a short documentary about Detroit Hives, an urban bee farm in East Detroit run by a young couple working to bring diversity to the field of beekeeping and create opportunities to overcome adversity. What started as a general curiosity in natural remedies for seasonal allergies has transformed into a social enterprise as the young couple are making bold strides. Detroit ranks fourth in the United States for the most vacant housing lots with well over 90,000 empty lots to date. In effort to address this issue, Detroit Hives has been purchasing vacant lots and converting them into buzzing bee farms. Stay Bumble explores the importance of bringing diversity to beekeeping and rebuilding inner-city communities, one hive at a time.

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