Katherine Antos spends her co-op with Best Bees Company tending to hives at private residences in Boston

The ‘fascinating’ ways of urban beekeeping

Northeastern co-op student learns the ‘fascinating’ ways of urban beekeeping

The words “urban” and “beekeeping” might not seem to go together, but Northeastern student Katherine Antos has found a co-op that makes it possible for city dwellers to keep bees on corporate rooftops and residential side yards.

Antos is spending the semester working at the Roxbury-based Best Bees Co., which offers hive installation and monthly beekeeping services to residential and commercial clients.

She spends part of her time in the field, shadowing beekeepers on their rounds, and part of her time in the office helping to analyze data about hive health and bee populations.

The work is a perfect fit given her major in environmental and sustainability sciences and her minor in data science, Antos says.

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