18 Aug '11, 1pm
Bees! Great to see that Chicago O'Hare Airport has a #beekeeping program going. And it's helping rehabilitate felons.
German airports have already embraced beekeeping , using honey bees to monitor air quality in and around airports . Now Chicago's O'Hare airport is getting into the beekeeping business too, although the motivation here seems to be more about putting unused land to good use than it is about monitoring air quality. They're also giving people with felony convictions the chance to learn new skills in the process too.