Darius M. Bee

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Darius M. Bee is an activist, artist, educator, organizer, storyteller and writer with the Beehive Design Collective; a wildly-motivated, all volunteer, activist-art collective dedicated to “cross-pollinating the grassroots”.  They work as word-to-image translators of complex global stories, gathered and shared through first hand conversations with affected communities, creating collaborative, anti-copyright images for use as educational and organizing tools.  The most recognizable of these images are large format pen and ink posters, of which over a quarter million posters have been distributed by hand, tackling complicated social and political issues ranging from globalization, free trade, militarism, resource extraction, and biotechnology.  As part of his work with the Beehive Collective, Darius recently co-authored a rhyming kids book using illustrations from one of the most popular Beehive graphics; The True Cost of Coal.   Suitable for ages 8 and up, the book has been used in classrooms as far away as New Zealand and South Korea, as well as close to home here at the Guelph Outdoor School.  Darius was born in Guelph, and is currently working on a land project near Mount Forest.