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How Urban Bees Sweeten Travel

(Photo: Rod Hatfield)

Want a sweet souvenir from your travels? Urban apiaries are the latest buzz in major cities around the globe, and you can discover them tucked away in popular tourist spots. In an effort to combat colony collapse disorder (a phenomenon in which bee populations decline dramatically), many businesses have joined local conservation efforts to give bees a home by adding hives to their rooftops and gardens. While that’s good news for the bees (and the environment), travelers get to benefit, too, as there’s plenty of surplus honey to go around.

Bees have earned their wings at airports as well as hotels, department stores, opera houses, and other surprising places. And because it’s cool to drone on about the industrious creatures (especially on National Honey Bee Day), here are 10 of our favorite places to find them.

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