Barclay Hotel's Rooftop Bees Make for a Sweet Visit  By Meghan McGovern  9/14/12

Fifteen stories above bustling midtown Manhattan at the InterContinental New York Barclay Hotel, you will find far more than just luxurious hotel rooms. A hidden door leads from the quiet hotel corridor to a rooftop world in which may be just as bustling as the streets below.

Perched on the roof is a bee colony.  

Beekeeping at hotels seem to be all the buzz these days, with bee fever catching on in upscale American properties such as the Barclay and the Waldorf-Astoria, and further afield at Paris' Mandarin Oriental Hotel.  

But what exactly are the bees doing up there?  

The busy bees that occupy a portion of the roof at the Barclay have been

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