WHAT’S HAPPENING

Colony collapse disorder has decimated the nation’s bee population. But placing their hives in urban areas like Atlanta has had a remarkable side-effect – it’s actually saving the bees.

Bee Downtown is the innovative group behind the idea. Their beekeepers have partnered with the City and corporate leaders alike to help make the bees more resilient. And because bees are pollinators, their health directly impacts local communities, by helping to sustain urban gardens.