RESTAURANT ROOFTOP HONEY (Left) With the blessing of Corner Market owner Chuck Cole, the Pollards install a hive on the rooftop of the Greenville Avenue restaurant. FEEDING THE SMOKER (Right) Brandon Pollard prepares a smoker, which he will use to calm the bees in a nearby pair of hives. Smoke sedates the insects, the beekeeper says, because they are hardwired to conserve energy for flight when anticipating a hive fire. Bee smoking is an ancient practice — 15,000-year-old cave paintings show people sedating bees with smoke. Photo by Danny Fulgencio

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