New York City Health Department Moves to Overturn Ban on Beekeeping

December 23, 2009 at 12:26 am Leave a comment

New York urban beekeepers may soon no longer need to keep their beekeeping secret. The New York City Department of Health earlier this month introduced a proposal to remove honey bees from a list of animals that New Yorkers are prohibited from raising in the city.  The proposal will be put to a vote in March, following a public hearing on February 3.  If all goes well, beekeeping could be legal by spring, according to this article in OnEarth, an independent publication of the Natural Resources Defense Council.  The article very nicely sums up all the efforts made to overturn the ban on urban beekeeping.  It’s an informative and well-rounded piece, one that I recommend reading.

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