Valley Hospital harvests 45 pounds of natural honey from its rooftop

The hospital's effort to become more "green" is starting to show.

Sept. 30—The Valley Hospital harvested about 45 pounds of natural golden honey from their rooftop honeybee hives at the Robert & Audrew Luckow Pavilion in Paramus on Tuesday.

Honey from future harvests will be sold in the Kurth Cottage Gift Shop at the Ridgewood hospital and in the Valley Health Pharmacy in Paramus.

“We have always been big supporters of locally produced food and what could be more local than producing your own honey,” said Dawn Cascio, Director of Food and Nutrition Services for Valley Dining. “We also like the idea of supporting the declining honey bee population while enhancing our community’s gardens, foliage and trees.”