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Kansas City's Urban Beekeepers Say Pollinators 'Empower' Community With Food Security
Kansas Ag Connection - 03/28/2024

MO Hives KC has 10 Kansas City locations that facilitate bee pollination for neighborhood gardens as well as a small apiary at Gov. Mike Parson’s residence. MO Hives KC’s president and co-founder Dr. Marion Pierson said that beekeeping is a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to reducing food insecurity.

The Government Employees Health Association and Lincoln University have helped MO Hives KC put together a garden-to-table test kitchen. The test kitchen factors into Pierson’s goal for Kansas Citians to sub out sugar for honey for a healthier lifestyle.

“People think food security is just about a big box grocery store plunking itself next door, but it’s not,” Pierson said. “If you don’t know every link in the food chain, it really affects our food security.

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