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Release the swarms. Beekeeping now legal in Minneapolis

Ever wanted to keep bees in Minneapolis? Well, now you can.

Beekeeping, which had been banned for 34 years, has been legal in the city since June. Would-be keepers can expect an initial city permit to cost $100 and then $50 annually, and they need permission from neighbors to start operations.

Supporters think urban beekeeping could be a great boost to the bee population, which overall, has been mysteriously declining in recent years.

Honeybees are one of the main pollinators of plants and trees, not to mention all the delicious regurgitated honey they produce.

Here, a beekeeper actually shows how to hand-feed the hive. Ever had a bee lick your finger?

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