Balyolu Is One-Years-Old!
Today marks the the New Years and spring holiday of Nowruz or Nevruz, celebrated from the Balkans and Caucasus to the Middle East and Central Asia. This day ushers in... Read more
Stay Abuzz About Balyolu
Here comes our final update. It has been a month since our Kickstarter campaign ended and during that month we have crossed three continents, competed in two Business Plan... Read more
From little things, big things grow!
"Just Look at how the mountains be,
sharp as razors at the top
they span the lands and sea,
but don't forget that though majestic spires capped with snow...
From... Read more
Is it impossible? Can we Raise $2,955 in 24 hours?
Let's talk numbers.
Your average pledge amount has been $139, and in the last 29 days, we've raised $1,105/day. We now have 24 hours to reach the final 10% of... Read more
A Note From Sertac: Honey Glues Us Together & 40 hours to Make a Difference!
My name is Sertaç Turhal. I am Balyolu's Senior Community Adviser. I am also the Regional Administrator of UNDP, for the Ardahan Kars Artvin Development Project.
Dreaming up Balyolu... Read more
We're all a bunch of bees! How we've built community - A note from Burcu Uzer
My name is Burcu Uzer. I’m the Sustainable Tourism Director at Balyolu and I alsohandle media and communications. As we are nearing the end of our Kickstarter campaign I... Read more
Gone Crazy Over Honey? You're Not the First...
Deck the halls with boughs of honey... or better yet, our artsy line of Turkey inspired honey posters. This is our final addition - a 70's adaptation of a honey... Read more
I could have bought glow-in-the-dark shoelaces, but then I started craving honey - Claire Bangser
In the 34,560 minutes since this campaign launched, you've been bombarded by tens of thousands of flashy images begging for your attention - nifty things like smart phone sleeping bags... Read more
We have 5 days and 7 trips, Deniz' Call to Action
Hi! I’m Deniz, 26, ex-auditor, MBA student, scuba diver, lover of animals and wildlife. Oh and huge fan of all things Balyolu…
I am soooo excited because we are selling... Read more
The Final Countdown, Overcoming Hurdles, & Realizing Our Collective Power
The last 24 days have been some of the most powerful for Balyolu in our early history.
As a team of five fabulous and motivated innovators partnering with countless volunteers,... Read more
Are You Insane? Why Kickstarter?
"Are you insane? Why Kickstarter!?"is one of the most common responses I get from people who know what we are trying to achieve. To be fair, I want to... Read more
Half-Way Through Our Campaign & Right at Our Tipping Point
Wow. Only six weeks ago, we were just a bunch of tired dreamers on Skype calls at weird hours of the day. But in the last month, something incredible... Read more
Releasing...Poster 2! Andy Warhol does Turkish Honey
Andy Warhol turned Campbell's soup into a marketing icon, but the new symbols of our time are not artistic representations of mass commercialization. Small is the new big, local is... Read more
Balyolu filmimiz artık Türkçede yaptık! We now have a Turkish film!
Bütün malzemeler hepsi Turkce'de yazmayı basladı. Claire Bangser'e teşekkür ederim söylememiz gerikiyor (clairebangser.com) ve Deniz Dugyu harika bir cevresi ve sesi yapti.
Siz filmimizi izlemeyi davet ediyoruz!
Büket ve... Read more
We Wrote Oprah Asking For A Tweet - Re-tweet This and Help Us Get Her Support
February 2, 2012
I am writing you to ask for one thing – a 160 character tweet.
My community and I have started the first of its kind... Read more
What Are WORLD BEES Bottle Cap Earrings?
Have you been wondering what World Bees earrings are? Check out our new line modeled by my cousin Missy. These earrings are made from 97% recycled materials (the paint is... Read more
Thank Yous and How Tos! On using Kickstarter...
Hi Kickstarter Supporters!
We know a few of you have been struggling with the Kickstarter platform - understanding what it is, what it does for us, and how to use... Read more
Releasing our first poster style: CLASSIC!
You've seen hoards of Cheeses of France posters, or the typical Wines of Tuscany...they're hanging in your friends' kitchens and adorning your neighbors halls.
But you can stand out... Read more