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Urban Beekeeping

Urban Beekeepers Push For Acceptance In Los Angeles

AP | By GILLIAN FLACCUS | Posted 04.14.2014 | Green

LOS ANGELES (AP) — For three years, Rob McFarland has kept 25,000 illegal bees on the roof of his West Los Angeles home — but his hive might not h...

The Power of One Person: This Week in Seeding the Change

Ari Nessel | Posted 02.01.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

Every day of the week, The Pollination Project provides $1000 in seed funding to an individual who is working to make the world -- or just their own community -- a better, more peaceful and more sustainable place.

Are Urban Bees Immune to Colony Collapse Disorder?

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 12.07.2013 | Green
Eliza De La Portilla

Could urban beekeeping be the solution to the elusive Colony Collapse Disorder?

Talking to Miami-Dade County About Chickens and Bees

Eliza De La Portilla | Posted 10.03.2013 | Miami
Eliza De La Portilla

Trying to Get Answers We have heard a lot of hearsay and rumors about keeping Chickens and Bees in Miami-Dade County and no one seems to know the full...

Farm To Fork Across America: Jules in the Garden With Robyn and Bees... Supporting Our Homeland Security

Julie Ann Fineman | Posted 09.13.2013 | Green
Julie Ann Fineman

Julie is fascinated by the buzzing critters, their social rhythms, their place in the successful ecology of plant species. She has been a "local hobby beekeeper" for 10 years.

The Buzz on Seoul's Urban Beekeepers

Mimsie Ladner | Posted 10.23.2013 | Green
Mimsie Ladner

As he takes off his baseball cap and replaces it with a veiled hat, he makes it evident that there is a new subculture emerging in the Korean capital: urban beekeeping.

Kim Bellware

Suburban Beekeeping Ban Defeated

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

Updated story Beekeepers in one Chicago suburb scored a victory Monday night after defeating an attempt to ban all backyard beekeeping within the v...

NYC's Urban Farms Face a Climate Change Reality Check

Cathy Erway | Posted 01.08.2013 | Green
Cathy Erway

Unforeseeable weather challenges have always been an inevitable part of the farmer's job. Add to that slim proceeds, institutional interventions, limited space, and soil quality questions, and the future of city farming may be thrown into question.

Bees Among Victims of Hurricane Sandy

Sharon Kitchens | Posted 01.05.2013 | Green
Sharon Kitchens

Hurricane Sandy's exacted a heavy toll on New York City, claiming lives, plunging hundreds of thousands of homes into darkness, and devastating small businesses. The damage extended to Brooklyn Grange Bees, New York City's first commercial apiary.

How Can I Become an Urban Guerrilla Beekeeper?

Quora | Posted 11.10.2012 | Green
Quora

This question originally appeared on Quora. By Tamara Troup, Chakra Stung Guerrilla Beekeeping BasicsFirst year -- Building FoundationActivities w...

Once Banned as a Dangerous Animal, NYC Bees Now Popular Pet (VIDEO)

Kirsten Dirksen | Posted 11.04.2012 | New York
Kirsten Dirksen

Because he lives in a 21-story building and "bees don't like high rises too much" (too windy), Guillermo Fernandez keeps bees in a tiny public garden below Wall Street, next to the Staten Island Ferry Terminal.

Waldorf-Astoria Starts Urban Beekeeping On Roof

AP | MEGHAN BARR | Posted 08.06.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — An iconic hotel in the heart of midtown Manhattan is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors. But watch out: They'll sting if you...

Top 10 Reasons to Become an Urban Beekeeper

Megan Paska | Posted 02.29.2012 | Green
Megan Paska

While having your own brand of honey is going to be a top reason for most, there are plenty of other selling points. Beekeeping has, for me, been one of the most fun and engaging things I've ever gotten tangled up in.

Hotels Dabble In Beekeeping Industry For Sweet Benefits

Posted 11.21.2011 | Travel

Hotels are continuing to moonlight in the urban beekeeping business in an effort to bring guests fresh honey and help bee colonies populate. Among ...

Astoria Characters: The Fencing Beekeeper

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 09.26.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

As Mike Barrett fearlessly approaches, a bunch of bees surrounds him. Although these guys are a little agitated, they're not up in arms -- yet. "I'm not afraid of the bees," Mike says.

Behind the Beekeeping Buzz

Vera Haller | Posted 08.17.2011 | New York
Vera Haller

Where would you find NYC's most in-demand beekeeper on a day he's not rescuing a swarm of wayward bees and fielding a news media inquiries about the finer points of the urban apiary?

Rooftop Farm Report: Winter Is Not Bee Season

Dave Snyder | Posted 07.19.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Honeybees are hardy, and given good conditions, such as a large population and plenty of honey storage, they generally make it through the winter. At least that's how it's supposed to go.

Zen and the Art of Beekeeping Backwards: LA's Urban Beekeeping Movement

Kaitlin Keleher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Kaitlin Keleher

In Los Angeles, urban beekeeping remains de facto illegal. But despite this outlaw status, the urban beekeeping movement has been gathering momentum and members.

Backyard Beekeeping: Tour de Hives (video)

Rebecca Gerendasy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rebecca Gerendasy

As awareness increases about where our food comes from, so comes the interest in growing food close to home. And this also includes providing a place ...

Beekeepers Ask EPA to Remove Bayer Pesticide Linked to Colony Collapse Disorder

Annie Spiegelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Annie Spiegelman

Beekeepers and environmentalists today called on EPA to remove the pesticide Clothianidin, citing a leaked EPA memo that discloses a critically flawed scientific support study.

WATCH: Urban Beekeeping On The Rise In Tokyo

Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Tokyo joins the growing list of metropolises that are buzzing about bees. In this video, Reuters heads to Tokyo's Ginza district, where classes on ur...

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...

The Bee Swarm

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

The cold, dizzly weather Chicago's been having lulled Liam and I into a false sense of security, as we hadn't seen much action from the hives. Today's swarm was a rude awakening.

New York Officials Decide To Allow Beekeeping

AP | DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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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.