Pittsburgh - Home to Burgh Bees and America's First Urban Community Apiary
Posted: October 3, 2012
Recently visited by 60 elementary students on a field trip from a nearby school, the Burgh Bees Community Apiary is a vivid example of anthropologist Margaret Mead’s oft quoted inspiration:
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
This is the story of Burgh Bees and America’s first urban community apiary, complete with lessons learned along the way. As urban beekeeping takes off across the country, Burgh Bees hope is to inspire committed beekeepers in cities throughout the nation to follow our lead and create urban apiaries in their home towns.
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This article originally appeared in the May 2012 issue of Bee Culture, a nationally distributed magazine. It is reprinted with their permission and the permission of the author, Stephen Repasky, EAS Master Beekeeper and Community Apiary Director for Burgh Bees.
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