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Berlin beekeeper boasts bountiful honey harvest

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Urban beekeeper Erika Mayr checks on the health as well as the honey content of one of her honey bee colonies on the roof of a building in Kreuzberg district on May 22, in Berlin, Germany.

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Mayr is among a growing number of city dwellers who are giving urban beekeeping a try.She sells the 100kg of honey she harvests annually at local markets.

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Mayr maintains colonies that contain approximately 200,000 bees at two rooftop locations in Berlin

Honeybees may be victims of widely used insecticides coated on a variety of crop seeds. NBC's Anne Thompson reports.

 

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