We wrapped up our Indiegogo campaign at 133% of our goal! We are bee-yond humbled by the massive amount of support we’ve received. We couldn’t do this without all of our bee-leivers, and we’re buzzing with excitement to move forward. Now that the campaign is over, here’s what’s next:

– We’ve already purchased lights, fabric, and motor parts, and are currently sourcing new ramps/other materials. We’re still hoping to rebuild the old motor by installing new brushes and should be testing out the ones we had made in the near future. Cross your antennae!

-We’ve started work on all of your fabulous rewards! Materials are en route and we should be all set to get your gifts out to everyone by August!

Two months until we hit the playa! See you all in the dust!

Massive Hugs,
Smallfry and the Beezus team

The Indiegogo is LIVE!

Alright, friends!

The time has come. For the past 2 years we’ve been rocking Beezus on the playa. This year, we’re launching another Indiegogo campaign to help make him even better! We’re re-doing all of the lights to fancy him up a bit, creating a second iteration of the flower petals, and doing some major repair work (see: new motor, drive system). And we need YOU to make this happen! SO check out our campaign. Donate if you can. Share if you can’t. Either way, let’s DO THIS!


The Beezus team


And We’re LIVE!

Hey there, bee-lievers!

As of this morning, the Indiegogo campaign for Beezus is officially up and running! In true Burning Man fashion, we’re totally late to the party. But check it out! Watch the video, take a look at our sweet rewards, donate if you can, and share with your friends. let’s make this year even better than the last!

Dusty Hugs,




Hive Fidelity Fundraiser!

Sooooo it’s super last minute, but we’re throwing an impromptu fundraiser this coming Thursday, June 19th at F8 (1192 Folsom) here in San Francisco from 9 to 2! About a week and a half ago we were offered the date, so we figured what the heck! It was so much fun last year! We’ll have music, Beezus swag, and honey drink specials for you. ALL for only $5! Come get silly in the name of Beezus!


The Kickstarter has officially ended as of late this morning. We surpassed our goal, and I am in awe of the amount of support that I recieved on this project. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to everyone that believed in me enough to donate. I couldn’t have done this without you…

Thank you Michelle MacEachern Lunde
Thank you Barbara Lessans
Thank you Dave Gertler
Thank you Sue Baker
Thank you Peter Nyvall
Thank you Joshua Coffy
Thank you Lisa Beutler
Thank you Brooke Welty
Thank you Bjorn Mead
Thank you Gabbi Thomas
Thank you Will Benson
Thank you Evan Huffman
Thank you Joel Parker Henderson
Thank you Douglas Kauffman
Thank you Max Talan
Thank you Jessica Waters
Thank you Katherine Smith
Thank you Jabali Wamwala
Thank you Madeline Murrap
Thank you Ricardo Alaya
Thank you Edward Zink
Thank you Michelle Klamm
Thank you Richard Hughes
Thank you Julie Burkett
Thank you Leslie O’Bray
Thank you Daniel Jabbour
Thank you Karen
Thank you Katherine Becvar
Thank you Chris Kleinknecht
Thank you Jay Gregory
Thank you Kevin Meissner
Thank you Matt Kaftor
Thank you Kim Stribling
Thank you Amy Bot
Thank you Jesse McGee
Thank you Pani Page
Thank you Zack Sheppard
Thank you Kailey Offerman
Thank you Zack Orion
Thank you Carly Carpenter
Thank you Patrick Corrigan
Thank you Simon Bradbury
Thank you Envy Protege
Thank you Kayla Ormandy
Thank you Carl Coakley
Thank you Guywire
Thank you Trevor Mead
Thank you Tasha Johnson
Thank you Loren Hill
Thank you Abhik Shah
Thank you Jennifer Whalen
Thank you Patrapp
Thank you Daniel Valencia Backhoff
Thank you Vladimir
Thank you Abe Levine
Thank you Michael Schulte
Thank you Alex Cramer
Thank you Cheri Lewis
Thank you JD Bergeron


You all made this Kickstarter happen! ❤

Bee-Cause: The Fundraiser!

Tuesday night was our fundraiser for Beezus. Leading up to that day was a lot of running around, borderline panic attacks, and general freaking out. But with a lot of help from a lot of amazing people, it all came together! Here’s the recap:

Before the show: More running around. Spent the morning picking up odds and ends before heading to the East Bay in the afternoon to bring the car over. Getting Beezus on a Uhaul trailer was no easy task, but thanks to the genius guys at NIMBY and my super patient friends we managed to make it happen! I somehow drove Beezus and the trailer over the Bay Bridge into San Francisco without any accidents! I may have had a friend do the parking, and I might have cried a little before the drive, but I did it!

At the venue: Once we made it to F8, it was setup time! We had an hour to get ready, so my friends helped me hang all of the art pieces and put up the auction bid sheets. My friend Chris took charge of setting up the food in the back. He’s brilliant. He made pulled-pork sandwiches, honey bacon cheesecake bites, and baklava. AND we had miss Leslie bring us some fantastic home made cookies! We finally got set up just in time.

THE SHOW!: We had a blast! I was running all over the place, but over the course of the night we had tons of fun. We had music from GoNZoFuZe, Bedrockk, VitaminDevo, and Dj Alarm, delicious treats all night, laughter, dancing, art, and general shenanigans. We sold half of the art, had about 100 people come through, and raised over $1000 towards our lord and savior!

The aftermath: We parked Beezus by the bay and went to sleep for a few hours. We came back in the morning to take him home, but lo and behold the trailer had a flat! Luckily Chris and I had just gotten coffee, so we were able to enjoy it peacefully while we waited. Eventually we were able to get him unloaded at NIMBY and made it home safe. And I slept. HARD.

I am so beyond appreciative for everyone that helped. Joshua, Atlas, Jo, Chris, Leslie, Hilda, Billy, Devo, Or, Dave, Willis, Jen, Wendy, Kerri Ann, Iswari, Jon, Mike, Annie, Artie, Sam, Camille, Rafael and everyone else who made that night amazing!

Kickstarter is LIVE!

HOORAAAAAY! After lots of tweaking and planning, we have our Kickstarter page up! We’ve got some pretty stellar gifts lined up, including custom bandanas, art, pendants, and jars. Check it out! Share it with your friends! And donate if you can! Let’s get Beezus to the burn!


Bee-Cause FUNraiser!

It’s official! We’re having our fundriaser on July 16th here in San Francisco. It’s been in the works for a while now, and we’re pretty darn excited about it! Here are the deets:

From 7pm to midnight we’ll be holding it down at F8 (1192 Folsom) to raise money in honor of our lord and savior Beezus Christ! Here’s what you can expect from us-

  • A silent auction with bee-themed art from some amazingly talented artists!
  • A bee costume contest with some awesome prizes (to be announced soon!)
  • Delicious honey-centric snacks made by our lovely bee-sciples
  • A rockin’ dance party with some super-talented local DJs!
  • Beezus himself will bee parked out front to give everyone a preview of where we’re at in the build process
  • More coming soon!

So come shake your stinger and support the Bee-Cause! We’re asking for a $7 donation at the door ( or only $5 if you come in bee attire!) Let’s get weird!flyer