Mamaroneck students harvest about 100 pounds of honey

Mamaroneck high school students extracted about 100 pounds of honey from beehives installed on campus about a year ago.

News 12 Staff

Sep 17, 2019, 11:46 AM

Updated 1,741 days ago

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A sweet story is creating quite buzz in Mamaroneck as students have harvested their first crop of honey.
Mamaroneck High School students extracted about 100 pounds of honey from beehives installed on campus about a year ago.
They're the first public high school in all of New York to install beehives on school grounds. "We learned about the importance of bees in the ecosystem, we learned a lot about the environment. And through this, I think a lot of us started research on bees outside of just the club," says junior Jacqueline Chau.
The club plans on selling the honey, and items like lip balm and candles, which will be made out of excess beeswax.
The funds will be used to keep the program going.


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