Eminem’s childhood home site in Detroit to become a bee

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Detroit — Detroit Hives is expanding its bees-ness with three new sanctuaries on the city’s east side, one being the site of Eminem’s childhood home.

Timothy Paule Jackson and fiancé Nicole Lindsey, co-founders and directors of Detroit Hives, started a nonprofit with a mission to turn vacant lots in the city into urban bee farms in 2017.

This week, ironically on National Urban Beekeeping Day, they were able to acquire three lots in the Osborn community for $3,000 with the help of the Detroit Black Farmerland Fund.

One of the sites — 19946 Dresden St. — once home to Detroit’s famed rapper, Marshall Mathers, will now serve as the Dresden Pollinator Habitat to support the Osborn and Conner Creek neighborhoods, the couple said.

Eminem’s bungalow-style home was pictured blighted and boarded up on the cover of his eighth studio album, “Marshall Mathers LP 2,” released in November 2013, the same year the home was demolished by the State of Michigan after a fire. It echoed his third studio album “Marshall Mathers LP,” released in 2000, which featured a picture of Em on the steps of his childhood home on the cover.

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