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2009-08-05 14:12:57

A British conservation agency has become the proud new owner of a new plastic beehive that is intended for the urban environment. On Wednesday, Natural England announced that it had begun use of the first "contemporary beehive for the urban beekeeper" aimed at revitalizing the bee population in the UK. The new urban beehive, called the Beehaus, was developed by UK-based Omlet, which specializes in backyard chicken houses. The first Beehaus was placed on Natural England's office roof in...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
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