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Busy bees: ABC21 hive producing honey

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA21) - When ABC21 installed a beehive behind the station one year ago, the goal was to provide a good living environment for tens of thousands of important insects -- belonging to a species that is dwindling in numbers.

But we knew, as well, a hive means honey... and this Labor Day weekend, ABC21 engineer and resident beekeeper Mike Reynolds harvested some of that liquid gold.

The bees didn't seem to mind; no stings were reported.

Watch our video to see how it was done, and click here to learn why a healthy honeybee population is so important.

Jonathan Shelley

Jonathan Shelley is the news director at WPTA TV, which he joined in 2016 following nine years in a similar role in New Orleans and previous news management positions in Oklahoma City and Las Vegas.

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