St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx has built a bee hive on its roof that could produce as much as 150 pounds of honey and could provide some sweet relief for the community.
The Hospital located in the Belmont section of the Bronx, unveiled the bee colony as part of a new rooftop garden and a wellness center.
Mark Rosing, head of OB-GYN at the hospital said, "... the honey might actually have an immune benefit for our community because we live here. So, its a Bronx Special select honey."
Hospital officials said they expect to bottle about 450 jars of the sweet stuff which will be sold for about $5 per jar.
The idea of a hospital in one of the poorest sections of the Bronx, and one that was hit hard during this pandemic, creating a rooftop garden which includes a bee colony is quite impressive. Community health is all encompassing as well as holistic and when there are institutions that understand that, and incorporate the concept into their mission, everyone benefits. This Bronx Special honey will be a good alternative to the processed sugar that is sold in the area, and hopefully reduce the level of some diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure, one honey jar at a time. AN Media is extending kudos to the hospital administration for this great idea.
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