So I was talking with a friend of mine, and he said it might be good for me to tell you all a little about myself and what on Earth Beezus is. So here’s a little bit of an intro Q & A:
What is Beezus?
Beezus is a mutant vehicle that I’m building for this year’s burning man. I’m essentially taking an old utility cart and building in out into a giant fuzzy bee. Inside will be a little lounge space and a honey bar (yes, honey bar!) accessible from the back. We’re hoping to have honey tastings with honey from all over the world, and probably a little mead for those late night cruises as well!
Why do you want to do this?
After this past year’s burn, I was pretty much dead set on building an art car. I like projects, and it’s something I’ve never done before. Plus, it gives me a new way to interact and share with the Burning Man community.
How did you get the idea?
The bee idea came from when I was initially looking at vehicles to turn into an art car. I stumbled upon an amazing black and yellow cart on Craigslist, and decided I HAD to make a bee! I ended up not getting that particular cart, but the idea has stuck in my brain. I’ve always had an affinity for bees. I used to want to have one as a pet and tie it to a string. But now I get to ride around on one!
It has a honey bar?
Yes’m. The original inspiration for that part came partially from a conversation with a friend, and partially from a wonderful camp called Homebrew 4A Homebrew that has a honey tasting afternoon every year at Burning Man. We’re hoping to get honey donated from all over!
Why the name?
My friend Jessica actually came up with it. I was having a little trouble coming up with a name that fit, so I asked my friends! As soon as she said it, I fell in love. Not only is it hilarious, but it fits pretty well with 2013’s theme of Cargo Cult. It leaves the floor wide open for endless bee jokes and lots of pokes at organized religion. Just how I like it!
How can I contribute?
We’ll be hosting various fundraisers in the future. A Kickstarter is also in the works, which will be linked to this page. If you’d like to donate time, money, or materials outside of that, just drop me a line!
And so you know, this is me:
I feel like we’re bonding. Cheers!