Sunday, October 18, 2009

Bronx Woman Keeps Family Tradition Alive Tending Bees - Even Though It's Illegal

By Dave Buscema, NY Daily News, 10/18/2009

Her grandfather tended bees in Hungary and her mother would often chase after a lost swarm as a child. Now, Zan Yassin is hoping to keep the family tradition alive in the Bronx while helping society and the environment.

Yassin dons her white beekeeper's suit and climbs the fire escape to the roof of her South Bronx apartment building where she is caring for as many as 100,000 honey bees tucked neatly away in hives that look like two night stands.

Technically, her work is illegal…

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