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About Us

Located in the heart of Chicago’s Westside,  Westside Bee Boyz, LLC is uniquely positioned to serve as a business incubator and learning lab.  By incorporating sustainable methods into neglected and abandoned properties, Westside Bee Boyz serves as an Urban Action Center for sustainable community development and an urban outpost for Midwest permaculture studies. 


Our Products

We only sell unfiltered, unpasteurized, raw honey straight from our hives to the jar. No preservatives, no chemicals, no additives.  Available in 6 oz, 12 oz, 24, oz, and 48 oz by weight.

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Our Values

Sustainability, Diversity, and Innovation

Westside Bee Boyz is a black owned Honey and Bee product business that aims to support sustainability, diversity and innovation through urban farming, urban beekeeping and community engagement. 

Community Garden
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Our Founder

Thad Smith

Thad Smith turned his passion for beekeeping into a thriving business. Westside Bee Boyz was founded in 2014 to help others learn about the importance of bees and the economic opportunities within the beekeeping industry, from maintaining and building hives to making and selling honey-based products, plus fun and exciting activities and events. 

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Fun and engaging workshops, activities, and events that support STEAM & TRADE jobs-skills training for at-risk youth.

  • Beekeeping

  • Gardening

  • Permaculture Design

  • Woodworking

  • Art Installations

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Our Clients

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