O’Hare Apiary featured on Fox 32 Chicago

FOX 32 News Chicago

It is important to note that recent swarms at the O’Hare airport are not from the existing onsite apiary. However, because of the longstanding relationship between the CDA and Sweet Beginnings, LLC, we are able to quickly address these swarms rather than having to contract expensive, external services.

The following excerpt is from the Fox 32 New story.

CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) –

With planes screaming overhead and busy I-294 just steps away, O’Hare is not the sort of place you’d expect to find one of nature’s miracles.

However, in a weedy and wooded part of the airport, hundreds of thousands of honeybees and a handful of ex-cons are working together to turn honey into money .

“We were looking for a creative way to create jobs for men and women who are returning from incarceration,” said Brenda Palms Barber, head of the North Lawndale Employment Network , which several years ago started a company called “Sweet Beginnings.” …   Click here to continue reading