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05/15/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

New York's Beekeping Ban May Soon Be Amended

On Tuesday, the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's board will take up the issue of amending the health code to allow residents to keep hives of Apis mellifera, the common, nonaggressive honeybee. Health department officials said the change was being considered after research showed that the reports of bee stings in the city were minimal and that honeybees did not pose a public health threat.

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