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Urban Beekeeping

The latest buzz in backyard farming comes from the hives of apiarists across the country.

Beekeeping has become so popular that Vancouver recently changed its bylaws to permit it. Ontario doesn't allow beehives within 100 feet of a property line, so The Fairmont Royal York in Toronto installed a hive on its roof — perfect for pollinating the rooftop garden and making the hotel's signature honey. Pick up some fresh oozy honeycomb at a farmers market or specialty store to enjoy the natural sweetness without the work.

Use up that jar of golden honey by making this traditional Baklava Recipe.

For more of this year's trends, see our 2011 Food Trends gallery, plus, find out which trend looks Lynda Reeves and Suzanne Dimma like most, as well as what our design editors want this year for their own homes.

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