Sunday, October 2, 2011

At O'Hare Airport, Unused Land Is Going to the Bees

Photo (cc) by Flickr user tenchifx
At O'Hare Airport, Unused Land Is Going to the Bees (From GOOD.is)
"That buzzing sound you hear at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport could be a jet taking off. Or maybe it's coming from the 1.5 million bees that call the airport home. In May, the Chicago Department of Aviation partnered with a community group to start a 2,400 square foot apiary on-site. Now 23 beehives are up and running and are scheduled to yield 575 pounds of honey this year."
An innovative use of land that supports bee populations in an urban/industrial environment.
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