Owner, Mad Urban Bees
He’s a home-brewer. He’s a bread maker. He’s a science fiction reader. He's a kraut fermenter. Nathan Clarke is an avid bee keeper and the founder of Madison Urban Bees LLC. He's creating one of the first urban beekeeping businesses in the country. There’s no better way to say it than how Nathan said it himself. “I’m a busy bee.” With a passion for honeybees and a drive to share his honey with the greater Madison community, Nathan Clarke has kindly shared a bit of information about his project.
As a resident of Madison since 1998, Nathan became involved with beekeepingthrough his wife’s uncle who convinced him to start a hive. Though his first year as a beekeeper resulted in a failure, Nathan notes that he has “caught the buzz” in the last five years. Though it may come as a bit of a shock, Nathan is in fact allergic to bees. To deal with this, Nathan has received allergy shots once every five weeks for the past three years. Fortunately, Nathan has only had to use his EpiPen just twice in his life. He happily notes that the allergy is lessening through eating his honey while the anaphylactic reaction to the bees is lessening due to the medial allergy shots.
Crowd-funding has taken its mantel in society. Ideas that banks, foundations, and government won't fund or will fund but with far too many restrictions, are being given new life by individual interest. This panel presentation will offer an interactive, question and answer session for individuals interested in using Kickstarter or…