After the competition was over, Nikolas realized his passion for bees, took the idea of Bee Kind MN, and ran with it. Soon incorporating and registering as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in 2017, Bee Kind MN, Inc. has outgrown the hopes and dreams of what the team could've imagined.
Nikolas is extremely honored to have received the 2017 Pollinator Advocate Award for the United States of America (left) from the North American Pollinator Protection Campaign. This award "recognizes individuals or organizations that have contributed significantly to pollinator species protection and conservation and to public education, resulting in increased awareness of the importance of pollination" (Pollinator Partnership).
Though it all started as a school project, it is now a completely separate organization because we realized that we wanted to take it further than just our school community – we wanted to make a bigger impact.
WHERE WE ARE NOW
Officially a nonprofit, we strive to help save and maintain the native bee populations through education, hands-on activities, and habitat revival. Plus, we're still kid-run!
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