Home > Biking

Bikepack Beekeeping: The Craziest Quarantine Activity You’ve Never Heard Of

Support us! GearJunkie may earn a small commission from affiliate links in this article. Learn More

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

Italian adventure-by-bike team Montanus has created what could be the craziest film of 2020. And that’s saying something.

The film, “Bee Wild Bee Free,” profiles Francesco D’Alessio and Giorgio Frattale, who bikepack and beekeep at the same time. “It was a process that brought us closer to nature and played a significant role in our environmental consciousness,” the team wrote.

Like us, you’re probably wondering why. Well, normal modes of travel haven’t been possible through the pandemic, so adventurous athletes like Montanus have resorted to finding new ways to explore the outdoors. Like all of us, they’ve spent more and more time in their local area.

D’Alessio and Frattale live by the motto “two dudes on bikes and a wild world out there to explore.” And now, that wild world includes the art of beekeeping.

bikepacking beekeepers

Frattale started his beekeeping journey over 2 years ago. Their routine looks like this: They grab their bikes, gloves, and beekeeper’s veils and head out to harvest honey. The two hobbies are as integrated as they can get, short of taking the bees along for the ride.

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

“The pandemic gave us the opportunity to embark on a different journey, exploring the world of bees and how these amazing pollinators are so important for the ecosystem,” they wrote. The takeaway? Save the bees, save yourself.

Trials Cyclist Gets Mindblowingly Creative Under Quarantine: Watch

Fabio Wibmer faces the same COVID-19 restrictions as most people around the world. But how he copes with them is anything but ordinary. Read more…

Own Personal Hardrock: Jim Walmsley Tackles Iconic Course During COVID

One runner sticks to his goal to run the Hardrock 100 course — race or no race. The effort? Running point-to-point over mountains as fast as possible.  Read more…

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.

Subscribe Now

Sign up to receive GearJunkie content direct to your inbox.