Honeybees at Green-Wood Cemetery

Most people try to get away from bees. Davin Larson prefers them up close and personal. Davin is a beekeeper at Green-Wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. The cemetery is already well known as the final resting place of many notable persons. Now it is drawing attention for its harvesting of honeybees.

The diverse horticulture on the property will make the honey produced here unique. Green-Wood's bee program began in April. While some may not readily think of harvesting honey making bees on the grounds of a historic cemetery, others say why not?

The honey that is collected will be bottled and then sold in a gift shop to help preserve the Green-Wood historic fund.