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Buzzing With Inspiration: Lessons From a Honeybee

by Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, Founder of Bee Downtown & Lenovo Innovator

According to the Biomimicry Institute, “Biomimicry is an approach to innovation that seeks sustainable solutions to human challenges by emulating nature’s time-tested patterns and strategies.”

Bee Downtown: The Unlikely Pairing of Bees and Technology


The Bee-ginning

Bees are a crucial part of our ecosystem; many don’t know that bees pollinate nearly three-quarters of the plants that produce 90% of the world’s food. As a fourth-generation beekeeper, I have seen firsthand the impact these creatures have on the planet. While attending college at North Carolina State University, my passion for bees drove me to create my business, or “beesness”as we like to call it, called Bee Downtown.

Kim Bowman-Scott: Doing the Right Thing


Passionate about preservation. Stuck on sustainability. A “walking encyclopedia” of green living options. That’s how coworkers describe Kim Bowman-Scott, who earned Cox Enterprises’ highest honor for employees for finding a way to save bee hives that threaten our employees and cable equipment in the field.

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