You won't want to miss tomorrow's Hive Meeting! Tuesday (5/4) at 7:30 pm

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We won’t get too crazy, but tomorrow’s meeting will be a bit different because we want to re-introduce some FUN and:
(1) safely try a “New Normal” HYBRID (In-Person/Virtual) meeting format
(2) wrap-up the AC Fund Drive  (Yea!  How will it end?)
(3) stage new Hive photos to show we are surviving and thriving at 2701SG
(4) celebrate Star Wars Day! (May the Fourth Be With You)

For members who are comfortably VAXED, we want to test IN-PERSON attendance, follow Ohio and CDC safety guidelines to wear masks and maintain social distancing

For the more cautious not-yet-fully VAXED members, we encourage VIRTUAL attendance, follow the same video meeting links as last week.

For IN-PERSON folks willing to help us stage new Hive marketing photos at 2701SG, consider to arrive perhaps an hour early or stay an hour late.  Be creative!  Bring props and dress in PPE gear to show off SAFELY using a particular tool or maker activity.

For VIRTUAL folks who want to get in on the photo fun, be creative!  It may take some last-minute prep, but we want to include your cardboard profile or decorated avatar and be just like the big leagues.  No idea is too outrageous for consideration.

Bonus points for anyone who actually has a Star Wars costume and shows up for the photo shoot wearing it!

What do YOU see here?

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Hive13 is on the 3rd Floor at 2701 Spring Grove Avenue

Driving by 2701 Spring Grove Avenue on your way home from your vaccination shot, the casual observer may say, "Not much..."

But for Hive13 members with inside knowledge on the 3rd-floor at 2701SG, the true answer is, "QUITE A LOT ACTUALLY, THANK YOU VERY MUCH !!!"

Since the start of the COVID pandemic, Hive13 has been generally closed to the general public.  We were growing before, and are still growing now.  We have strategically used this past year to relocate into our new and improved space.  Now that we all are increasingly VAXED and WAXED, we are MAXED about cautiously moving into the next new normal, whatever that may be.  We were wearing masks and face shields before the pandemic and still use PPE to be safe and work safely to make stuff.

Are you itching to (safely) get back to making things with cool tools in a supporting community of like-minded makers?  You have found your people at our place.  

Not yet a true believer?  Check out our version of the Mars Ingenuity Drone first flight with this drone fly-by video inside our new space.  Ready to fly with us?  Email leadership(at)hive13(dot)org for details.  

HIVE13 - Limited COVID-19 Re-Opening

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Members have been asking: when will Hive13 reopen and what is Hive13 doing to protect its members in the face of COVID-19?

Following State of Ohio directives and recommendations, and per yesterday's post on the member mailing list, Hive13 is reopening in a limited fashion with COVID-19 precautions.  Members and their guests may begin returning to Hive13 any time you wish so long as you adhere to Hive13’s guidelines including those stated below and and any subsequent updates.  Remember, Hive13 is a community. We need to help keep each other safe as well as ourselves.

Each person entering either Hive13 premises, whether member or guest, will:

The risks from COVID-19 are serious.  While some of our members may feel they are at low risk, others in our community have a very high risk from the virus.  It is particularly vexing that some people infected with COVID-19 may not show symptoms for days or weeks or ever, but yet they are sick and spreading the virus.  Others may go from feeling well to needing intensive care in a matter of hours.  Please do your part to help keep everyone safe.  Keep flattening the curve.

Know we've been receiving tremendous interest from PROSPECTIVE NEW MEMBERS during these past weeks of "Shelter-at-Home".  Leadership is starting to take steps to be available on Tuesday nights and odd times for limited tours and new member sign-ups.  Email to arrange contact.

Record growth and we are moving!

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Old-timers will remember Hive13 started way back in June of 2009 when 12 members started renting 3,5oo sq.ft. of space at 2929 Spring Grove Ave.  By February 2017 we'd grown to 64 members and added an adjacent 600 sq.ft. of annex space.  Today we are at 97 members and are busting at the seams!

We've been looking into ways to expand, and have reached a decision.  We are "Getting Down" and "Moving Up".  A nearby property (down the street) at 2701 Spring Grove Ave. has come on the market and we are moving in (up on the 3rd floor) to a newer, bigger, and better space.

We are starting a five-year lease with 7,000 sq.ft. and options to expand to 11,500 sq.ft. or a mind-boggling 17,500 sq.ft. of continuous space overlooking the beautiful CSX Queensgate freight yard in our lovely Camp Washington neighborhood.

This link [ Hive13 is moving to 2701 Spring Grove Ave! ] points to an on-line, 14-slide, virtual tour and introduction to the new space, at this early point.  Pay attention to the last slide #14.  We need everyone's participation to help make it happen and be out of 2929 Spring Grove on May 31, 2020.

Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 pm - Discover Blue Hell Studio at the Hive

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Tuesday, September 10, 7:30 pm - Discover  Blue Hell Studio at the Hive

Makers make using different materials.  A very special group of makers  make using hand-forged metals.  They are called blacksmiths.  

Join us on Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm when blacksmithing and steel fabrication shop owner Christopher Daniel talks about his Blue Hell Studio School of Blacksmithing and Steel Fabrication.  Chris has been working in steel for 28 years and creates unique, one of a kind steel furniture, railings, gates, and sculpture.  

His introductory-level talk will provide an overview on tools and techniques, include some show-and-tell examples and wrap-up with an informal Q&A discussion.

Members, guests, first-time-walk-ins, and all those interested to learn more are welcome to come to hear his talk.  Come early to see our space, meet folks, and check things out.  Find Us.

2701 Spring Grove Ave

Cincinnati, OH 45225