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Once Underground, Local Beekeepers Hold a Honey Festival

In the 18 months since city health officials reversed a ban, New York City beekeeping has gone from an illegal activity to one so robust and celebrated that it’s getting its own festival. The First Annual New York City Honey … Continue reading

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Apiarists come out of hiding as New York lifts its ban on bees

Apiarists, who have long had to hide their activities with camouflaged hives, were celebrating last week. Read more

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Senate Passes Bill to Ease Regulations on Beekeeping Industry

The New York State Senate passed legislation (S.6268) to ease regulations on beekeepers and save the state more than $10,000 annually. Read more

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Bayer pesticide banned over threat to honeybees

A U.S. District Judge from Manhattan has banned the sale of spirotetramat, a pesticide produced by Bayer CropScience. Read more

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NYC May Lift Ban On Beekeeping

The city’s health board has proposed lifting the longtime ban as part of a movement to encourage urban agriculture. A city councilman has also proposed a bill that would legalize beekeeping. Read more

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New York City beekeepers swarm City Hall to protest ban

New York City always buzzes with activity. It appears urban beekeeping is contributing. Read more

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Bill to legalize beekeeping would be a sweet deal for New York’s honey-making crowd

Beekeeping is officially illegal in New York – but that hasn’t stopped keepers around the city from practicing their hobby on the down-low. Read More

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Apple growers feel sting of mysterious honeybee loss

Colonies of honeybees died across the region this winter, a year after the first national reports of a mysterious bee-killing phenomenon called Colony Collapse Disorder. Read more

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