MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – A local nonprofit says we should all “love our hive.” Local 24 News Weeknight Anchor Katina Rankin shows us how Bee 901 Co. giving back to the community is sweeter than honey. It’s local good news.
Ever heard the phrase, “Busy as a bee”?
“I think one bee only creates a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in her entire lifetime,” said Bee 901 Creative Director and Beekeeper Kevin Woods.
Kevin Woods is the creative director and beekeeper for Bee 901 Co. It’s a nonprofit based here in the Bluff City.
“If we train our minds to think like bees, we can help each other out and make Memphis just a little bit better,” said Woods.
Woods says because Memphis is our home – our hive – we should be inspired to give back to people who need help in the 901. So for every bottle of honey you purchase from the nonprofit’s company, 100% of the proceeds benefit Memphians in need, like residents of King’s Daughters and Sons Home of Bartlett.
“We decided to sell a whole bunch of honey, and we gave him the money to buy a custom-made wheelchair. And he looks a lot more comfortable,” said Woods.
“This allows our patients a little more mobility. They are able to walk around, and they feel safer,” said King’s Daughters and Sons Home of Bartlett Physical Therapist Assistant Angela Allen.
And the nonprofit did not stop there. They also donated over $10,000 to the home.
“This goes above and beyond and allows us to serve whatever things we need to help them in their rehabilitation or in their day-to-day living,” said King’s Daughters and Sons Home of Bartlett Board of Director Member Gayle Templeton.
“If we can all just view Memphis or the 901-area code as like a beehive then we all have our unique part,” said Woods. “If we all work together, we can create something big.”
And Bee 901 Co. creating sweeter lives for Memphians in need with life-changing honey is local good news.