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Buzz off backyard chickens. Honeybees are coming home to roost.

The ancient art of beekeeping is seeing a resurgence with urban dwellers looking for a connection to agricultural life.

Paul Turner of Turnview Farms is offering beekeeping courses and can hardly keep up with the demand as more people crave a natural hobby.

His next full-day course starts May 6, with a supplemental hive visit May 13. Twenty people have already taken his course in March and April.

“Everybody that takes the course is totally new,” Turner said.

Participants have either known someone who has kept bees or have an interest in boosting bee numbers in light of the neonicotinoid pesticide issue that has decimated bee populations in North…

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