A Bee Wrangler Shows You How to Mind Your Own Beeswax

Meet Michael Thompson, 62, professional bee wrangler and co-founder of Chicago Honey Co-op, a Chicago-based agricultural cooperative that's dedicated to chemical-free beekeeping, growing community, and entrepreneurial dreams of garlic.?


How does the Chicago Honey Co-op work?

??MICHAEL THOMPSON:You can buy a hive and put it there and learn beekeeping, or we can take care of the hive for you. The only rule we have really is that you can't use any chemicals in your hives. We have a pretty strict rule about that. We also have a community farm there.??

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