This is an idea that was not raised when consulting City of Vancouver residents about their ideas for vacant lots: producing local honey on vacant sites in Detroit!
One way to keep vacant lots from attracting illegal dumping and criminal activity is to bee keep! One family in Detroit is transforming vacant derelict land into urban bee lots. They are responsible for a quarter of a million honey bees in the East Warren community and offer tours and bee education for the community. Their motto: “Work Hard, Stay Bumble.”
For more information, check out: Work Hard, Stay Bumble