Sweet Heroes Step Up When Synagogue’s Rooftop Beehives Become Pandemic Casualty

Synagogue’s rooftop beehives had sweet beginning that only gets better They are beehives with the sweetest of beginnings. Arthur LaBan started the project about five years ago when he was in seventh grade. This would be his service project for his upcoming bar mitzvah at Congregation Rodeph Shalom in Philadelphia. KYW radio did a story at the time. Beekeeper Don Shump helped Arthur and his dad, Craig, get quite the operation going on the synagogue’s rooftop. As Craig describes in

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Bees Living On Top Of Notre Dame Survived The Massive Cathedral Fire

Many feared the Notre Dame bees would succumb to the flames and smoke. I’ll be the first to admit I had no idea there were bees living on top of the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. Nicholas Geant has been caring for three hives on top of Notre Dame since 2013. That’s 180,000 bees making 165 pounds of honey every year. People Magazine reports the hives are located just below the cathedral’s iconic rose window on the roof over the

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