Brooklyn's Beekepers

Jim Moscater

Courtesy of PSFK: 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. 

brooklyn bees 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.

For more info see NYC Beekeeping Meetup & The Brooklyn Bee

Article originally posted on the PSFK website.

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who would think that there was 300 beekeepers in brooklyn? Not me

Written in August 2009

real estate (anonymous)

Wow!!! I am happy to read it but I am not able to understand that who would think that there was 300 beekeepers in brooklyn? Would you please clarify????

Written in October 2009

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