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Beekeepers: Brooklyn's Honey Harvesters

08/14/2009 02:01 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Beekeeping is actually illegal in New York City, but that hasn't stopped Brooklyn's 
underground beekeeping community from raising tens of thousands of honeybees on rooftops or hidden in community gardens. And now with the Brooklyn Beekeeping Meetup boasting almost 300 members and a newly formed City Council bill that 
would decriminalize this urban farming community, Brooklyn's beekeepers might
 get a chance to legally harvest honey and sell it in the open. The group also holds honey-themed brunches, winter classes on 
basic beekeeping, and if you can catch it, the big summer honey extraction and 
bottling bee outing.

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This article originally appeared in PSFK.com