Bees settle in on Union Station roof

Above the swarm at the newly renovated Union Station is a different sort of buzz.

Around 12,000 bees live in four colonies on the roof of the iconic train station. The prospect of local honey being harvested for the first time this fall is making Union Station restaurants buzz with excitement.

But if you’re afraid of bees, do not fear. John-Mark Larter, director of hospitality at Union Station, said urban and rooftop gardens are no danger to people.

“They are sort of an insulated operation up there,” Larter said.

Local beekeeper Caitlin Rose Kenney checks on the bees every week. Their small space overlooking downtown Denver is decorated with potted plants ready for pollination. Though the area is not open to the public, restaurants in Union Station plan to serve the honey this fall.

Above the swarm at the newly renovated Union Station is a different sort of buzz.

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