Underground Beekeepers Need No Longer Hide

March 17, 2010 at 2:21 am 1 comment

Great news for New York City’s underground beekeepers. The Board of Health today overturned a longstanding ban on beekeeping. Beekeepers will be required to maintain bee colonies in movable-frame hives and adhere to other beekeeping practices. They must also register their hives and be able to respond immediately to control bee swarms.

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  • 1. Brian  |  June 1, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    It’s about time, I thought it was the dumbest ban ever. I mean these bees will leave you alone, not like they are gonna do any damage, besides making delicious honey.

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