Rooftop Honey Now on Sale

As many residents and patrons know, the Park District of Franklin Park has five rooftop beehives on the Centre at North Park. This effort is part of Project Aurelius, the Park District’s team to help increase pollinator protection. Last year we harvested 30 pounds of honey in our first season. Our now established hives produced […]

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Bee Aware of Our Pollinator Friends

By: Jen Costa, Parks Services Assistant Did you know honey bees are not native to North America? They were imported from Europe in the 17th century to make honey and pollinate crops. Without bees, our diets would be dull, tasteless and less nutritious. Bees pollinate 80% of the world’s plants by pollinating fruits, nuts and […]

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