Chicago’s Sherman Hospital adds beehives to its community garden

Mike DanaheyThe Courier-News

There’s a buzz on the outskirts of the Advocate Sherman Hospital campus in Elgin, and that’s a good thing for local plants.

Taking advantage of a new Elgin ordinance that allows beekeeping, the hospital has added two honeybee hives to the natural prairie portion of its community garden as a means of not only producing honey but also encouraging bee pollination of plants.

here’s a buzz on the outskirts of the Advocate Sherman Hospital campus in Elgin, and that’s a good thing for local plants.

Taking advantage of a new Elgin ordinance that allows beekeeping, the hospital has added two honeybee hives to the natural prairie portion of its community garden as a means of not only producing honey but also encouraging bee pollination of plants.

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