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August 12, 2011

Bottling Honey from the Rooftop Hives

On a sunny August afternoon, in the back of the City Center dining room, Marcia Lieberman, Tova Green, and Daigan Gaither bottled honey from City Center’s own rooftop bee hives.

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It’s been just five months since master beekeeper Alan Hawkins helped install the bees. In that time, the colony has grown from 15,000 to 100,000. That’s right, 100,000 bees!

This is the second batch of honey bottled from City Center’s rooftop hives — and sold under the distinctive “Bee Zen” label (true!). It will be available starting Saturday in the Zen Center Bookstore. Proceeds benefit the Zen Center garden program.

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