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Julia Common, left, with her daughter Sarah, right, and Jim McLeod in the middle, examining a hive in the Hastings Folk Garden in the middle of Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Photo credit: Jeff Lee

Hives for Humanity teaching beekeeping in Vancouver’s poorest district

There’s an interesting marriage of social enterprise and beekeeping taking place in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside that offers promise for some of Canada’s poorest residents. Julia Common runs Hives for Humanity, a fledgling enterprise that has put beehives into the DTES with a goal of teaching people how to raise bees and produce honey for local […]

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