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For your honey

Recent stories about the demise of honeybee populations threatening entire ecosystems, coupled with a growing taste for locally sourced food, have created a major buzz about backyard beekeeping. Hipsters are harvesting their own honey, so why not get Dad in on the trend and help him cultivate a new hobby? This copper-topped wooden backyard beehive is designed exclusively for Williams-Sonoma; $339.95 or $499.96 with a starter kit that includes helmet, leather gloves, tools and feeder. Call (877) 812-6235. William Sonoma