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Beekeeping New York

Urban Beekeeping, Honey: New York Magazine's Comprehensive Guide

New York Magazine | Published May 23, 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A few weeks ago in Greenpoint, a swarm of 30,000 Italian honeybees broke free of a rooftop hive, scaring neighbors and casting a menacing, if ultimate...

Beekeeping for a Quiet Mind

Megan Paska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Megan Paska

I've been a beekeeper for a year now. Each weekend I wake up shortly after the sun. I put on clean denim overalls, sandals, my cotton sunhat and veil and I climb my steep iron ladder with smoker in hand.

The Brooklyn Urban Beekeeper Outlaws (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Katherine Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Beekeeping, despite the plethora of environmental benefits, is illegal in New York City. Plenty of great organizations, like Just Food, are working to...

The Secret (and Illegal) Life of Bees

Liz O'Neill Dennison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Liz O'Neill Dennison

A dynamic group of urban-agricultural enthusiasts gathered in New York to celebrate the fourth day of Pollinator Week 2009.

Beekeeping (illegal in New York) Grows In Popularity | JOSHUA BRUSTEIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Beekeeping in New York is illegal, and though it's almost impossible to keep a bee colony a secret, the number of New Yorkers taking the risk is growi...