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Bikepack Beekeeping: The Craziest Quarantine Exercise You have By no means Heard Of

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What’s crazier than bikepacking? Beekeeping, of course. And then we combine the two.

Italian adventure-by-bike team Montanus created perhaps the craziest movie of 2020. And that says something.

The film, “Bee Wild Bee Free“Profiles Francesco D’Alessio and Giorgio Frattale, who pack their bikes and hold beekeepers at the same time. “It was a process that brought us closer to nature and played an important role in our environmental awareness,” the team wrote.

Like us, you’re probably wondering why. Well, normal travel modes were not possible due to the pandemic, so adventurous athletes like Montanus have found new ways to explore the great outdoors. Like all of us, they have been spending more and more time in their region.

D’Alessio and Frattale live according to the motto “Two guys on bicycles and a wild world to discover”. And now this wild world includes the art of beekeeping.

Frattale started his beekeeping journey over 2 years ago. Their routine is like this: they grab their bikes, gloves, and beekeeping veils and head off to harvest honey. The two hobbies are as integrated as possible without taking the bees with you.

You’ve grown to make bikepacking-sized honey packages, learned how to make lip balm with beeswax, and more.

“The pandemic gave us an opportunity to take another journey, explore the world of bees and learn how important these amazing pollinators are to the ecosystem,” they wrote. Take that away? Save the bees, save yourself.

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Mary Murphy

From Mary Murphy

Mary is based in GearJunkie’s Denver, CO office. Her outdoor interests range from climbing to landscape photography to pack paddleboarding. If she’s not writing, you can most likely find her on top of a fourteen or at a local bakery.

Topics: backpacking, cycling, camping, outdoor

Keywords: Bicycle packaging

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