Most concerned citizens have heard that honey bees aren't doing very well at one point or another. But, as we humans tend to do, over time this alarming development has drifted out of our attention and off of the front page. Believe it or not, we are often asked whether or not that problem with honey bees ever got sorted out. Our answer is an emphatic no; and we're sick and tired of the fact that nobody seems to be doing anything about it.
Fueled by frustration, Jon Dudzinski banned together two of his lifelong friends and formed a business with the goal of addressing the calamity. They brainstormed what was both within their wheelhouse and materially impactful. The conclusion: develop a line of quality products that use ingredients sourced for local beekeepers and redeploy our profits towards growth, creating "honey bee oases" or patches of land with quality sources of nectar and pollen interspersed in between the sea of nutritionally devoid monoculture crop fields, and towards updating the tools and techniques used by beekeepers that have been largely unchanged over the past 100 years.
Jon Dudzinski, CFA
The Ideas Guy
Jon is an investment portfolio manager at Carl M. Hennig, Inc. by day, and an amateur yachtsman and meditator by night. He likes long hikes in the woods and is a pending Guinness Book of World Records holder for longest distance traveled while conga line dancing.
James has a background in biology, chemistry, business administration, information systems, and project management. He initially became involved because he had too much free time and stuck around because of his fascination with bees and a passion to create a sustainable future.
The Master Builder
Scott is an electrical engineer at Kimberly Clark and has remodeled a duplex in Milwaukee. He is constantly training for a triathlon but now just needs to find time to do one. When he started beekeeping he found out rather quickly that he turns into the Michelin Man when stung by honey bees.