2020 Cycle, located in Seattle’s Central District — not far from our base of operations — is a bike shop founded by Alex Kostelnik in 2006. Besides being our go-to bike shop for the Beecycle, 2020 supports our Honey CSA. Alex also gave us some good business advice a while back: it’s good to grow slow and enjoy the ride! Well said and thanks guys for the support!
Alchemy Goods transforms useLESS stuff like blown-out bike tubes into useFUL stuff like bags, belts, wallets, and more. Alchemy — based right here in Seattle — outfitted our Beecycle team with some rad delivery bags made out of old innertubes. These bags are just the thing to carry a load of honey and keep it dry when out on delivery. Thank you Alchemy!
Big Dipper sells 100% beeswax candles and runs one of the best small businesses around. Brent Roose founded Big Dipper in 1993, and with biz partner Flower Grosskopt, keeps it as real as the Georgetown warehouse the company occupies. From down the alley you can smell the melted beeswax solidifying into candles that burn clean and pure. Big Dipper — besides subscribing to our Honey CSA — also helps out with some fundraising and supports us with great advice too.
Smith restaurant and bar is located on Seattle’s Capitol Hill. They are a few blocks from Urban Bee Co’s worldwide headquarters, and sometimes one of their cozy booths ARE our worldwide headquarters. They host occasional honey tastings and happy hours for our members, and also help out with our Honey CSA. Thanks to owner Linda Derschang, CEO Tim Baker, and the awesome staff and crew for supporting the bees!
Seattle’s Stone Soup Gardens is a full service edible landscaping company specializing in beautiful sustainable gardens, connecting folks to their environment and their food. Best of all they are run by Jake Harris, who also doubles as the Seattle Bag Monster. Jake and Stone Soup are hard-working, community-minded collaborators who work with us on our Permaculture Bee Gardens, and also support our CSA by giving our premium members free admission to the popular Joy of Chickens classes.