SOUTH BEND A fundraising effort to get a local bee keeper's award-winning honey to a national competition is more than half way there.
A blend of Honey from the Hood took first place in a tasting contest by the Michiana Beekeepers Association. Then it won first at state, so now Unity Gardens wants to send the beekeeper, Tim Ives, to the national competition in New Orleans to represent the Michiana area.
They need to raise $2,500 and have a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo. So far they've raised $1,300, and they have a week to go.