Rooftop beekeeping at Fortnum’s

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Over the past few years, there’s been a surge of interest in urban beekeeping, mostly on a small scale by amateur beekeepers. Fortnum & Mason is now taking the practice to a new level—the famous London retailer has placed four hives on the roof of its 181 Piccadilly building. From where, as Fortnum’s describes, the bees are able to “fly high above Mayfair, visiting the grounds, gardens and squares of the best addresses in London, gathering rather superior nectar.” (The colony was previously housed by Fortnum’s in Shropshire and Oxfordshire.)

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