Westside Bee Boyz, LLC consists of local Chicago urban beekeepers Thad J Smith, John Hansen, and Naaman Gambill who have over 50 years of combined beekeeping experience.

Westside Bee Boyz
Chicago's Urban Beekeepers

Founded in 2014, Westside Bee Boyz is committed to keeping, educating, and promoting urban beekeeping and honeybees as well as, other pollinators. Located in the heart of Chicago’s Westside, it is our goal to serve the city’s bees and beekeepers as stewards to both.

The City of Chicago has a long history of urban beekeeping. Unlike other metropolitan cities, such as: New York, Paris, Amsterdam, and Los Angeles; beekeeping has been an accepted and virtually unregulated urban agricultural venture for decades. With an established base of urban beekeeping along with the city’s long history, Westside Bee Boyz seeks to assert themselves in providing Chicago’s urban beekeepers with a reliable, knowledgeable, and sustainable source for beekeeping needs.

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