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April 20, 2009

Helping With Honey

We put out the call to listeners to hear stories of what's working in the economy, and one listener wrote to tell us about an innovative urban beekeeping operation.

Brenda Palms Barber started the project. She was working to help felons get back on their feet after incarceration, and she hit on the idea of training them in beekeeping.

Kelvin Greenwood is an ex-convict who at first thought the business sounded crazy. But Kelvin has now learned to work with the bees and says the job has renewed his confidence in himself and his faith in the future.

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