Allen Garr has spent most of his career as a journalist covering local, provincial, national and international affairs for radio, print and TV. He currently writes a weekly column for the Vancouver Courier on civic politics. For the past 18 years, he has been an urban beekeeper and an advocate for urban agriculture. He keeps bees at Science World, the Vancouver Convention Centre, UBC Farm and both of Vancouver’s botanical gardens. And he is seeking re-election to a second term on the board of Vancity Credit Union.