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The Buzz About Bees In Beechview

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(Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

(Photo by Miguel Villagran/Getty Images)

Mike Pintek
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PITTSBURGH (NewsRadio 1020 KDKA) — Burgh Bees, a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit beekeeping organization, is hoping to capitalize on a new urban agriculture ordinance to construct an apiary in Beechview.

Their proposal goes up for review by the zoning board next week, but some local residents feel stung by the group’s plans.

KDKA Radio’s Mike Pintek talks with Joe Zgurzynski, president of Burgh Bees, about the impact that beekeepers would have on Beechview and the surrounding areas.

Listen as he discusses whether the bees would have a sweet impact on the local ecosystem and economy – as Burgh Bees claims – or whether introducing thousands of new bees poses a danger to nearby residents.

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