STORY IDEA OF THE WEEK
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
3 p.m.- City of Orlando Youth to Build City’s First Bee Yard
City of Orlando Water Conserve II., 5420 L.B. McCloud Road
The City of Orlando youth entrepreneurs who founded Black Bee Honey are abuzz about the program’s latest expansion, as they prepare to add bee keeping to their resumes.
A non-profit business started by Parramore Kidz Zone students, Black Bee Honey employs youth in Parramore and provides students with an opportunity to learn firsthand entrepreneurship skills while simultaneously enriching the lives of their community members by providing raw honey.
On Wednesday, students from the program will build their first Black Bee Honey beehive and install it on the roof of the city’s Environmental Education Center. District 5 City Commissioner Regina I. Hill, Sustainability Project Manager Daniel Friedline and Black Bee Honey students will be on site to discuss how the new bee yard contributes to the City of Orlando’s sustainability goals.