British bees go urban!

The "Beehaus" by Omlet, on the roof of a house in London.

A new and improved design of beehive could be used by city dwellers to harvest up to 20 kilograms (44 pounds) of their own honey each year, according to Natural England, a British government conservation agency. The hives could also help stem the decline of bee populations.

Natural England will erect the so-called Beehaus on its roof in Victoria, central London, on Friday. The agency said the device should make it easy for anyone — from amateurs to seasoned apiarists — to help bees find a home in urban gardens.

via The English Encourage Urban Beekeeping – Green Inc. Blog – NYTimes.com.

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