A Bee’s Eye View of Chicago

Chicago’s West Town has been experiencing a boom. Not only are humans moving in, but bees as well. This spring, for example, saw the installation of five active beehives on the roof of the building that the company The Roof Crop calls home. The solid 1928 two-story, industrial structure, originally meant to house taxicabs, is one of the first in the city to be topped by an urban farm. The Roof Crop crew moved in in 2015, after tearing out the original roof and installing a new one that would support a special soil mix and the vegetables and fruits to be planted there. Today, unsuspecting pedestrians below have no idea that there's a whole ecosystem covering this old brick building. Historecy

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