American bees are disappearing, but not in a lot of American backyards.
As bees have generally come under pressure all over, a new wave of individual Americans have stepped up to start and tend their own hives.
Backyard beekeeping is hot and cool at the same time — part environmental, part epicurean. A meditation on buzzing beauty. A path to nature, and to sweet pots of honey.
Maybe there’s a hive in your back lot, or a honeycomb fresh on your kitchen table.
This Hour, On Point: we’re catching up with America’s new wave of backyard beekeepers.