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The buzz on beekeeping and urban agriculture

Above the heads of passersby, James Bertini's bees are flying in circles around the entrance to their new home: a small tube set in the red brick wall at Denver Urban Homesteading. Though the bees are still orienting themselves with the ins and outs of their glass-windowed beehive, soon they'll "be coming in like airplanes going onto a landing strip," says Bertini.

In celebration of National Pollinator Week, Denver Urban Homesteading has installed a new observation beehive so customers can watch honeybees at work and learn about them and other native pollinators.