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2014 program updates:

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Learn with us

Beekeepers and aspiring beekeepers, Jim's Winter Lectures are underway, and we are adding new learning options this year to our award-winning program.

Click here to learn more.


Connect with us:

Want to host a hive or bring other pollinators to your garden or rooftop, looking for honey from your neighborhood, or beekeeper seeking assistance? Want to join summer hands-on activities, harvest with us, or connect with a program for your school?

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Conserve with us

To Support Bees & Beekeeping with a charitable donation, we like:

Host a Hive inquiry form

We will try to match you with a beekeeper seeking a site.

Ready to Harvest? Click here!

Join a Community harvest in a licensed kitchen. We have room for BeeLovers as well as BeeKeepers. It's always a celebration!


Honey & Hive Products  inquiry form

For honey or other products of the hive grown or made locally in NYC, please click here for an inquiry form and we will connect you in season.





Bee Rescue Hotline: 917-740-4BEE

April to June is typically "swarm season," when bee colonies naturally reproduce. Though we teach how to minimize swarming, there are no guarantees, and they may need to be collected. A swarm left undisturbed is typically calm as it awaits scouts bringing information about possible new homes.

If you see a swarm that needs a home - we may be able to help. Please call 917-740-4BEE (4233), tell us when & where, and leave contact info for followup. Please be as specific as you can & if possible send a photo to A beekeeper will survey the situation and call in support if needed.




Come, learn, enjoy!


NYC Beekeeping is an all-volunteer conservation and education group for beekeepers and beelovers.

We organize a free course in beekeeping, expert and peer mentoring, and community service & outreach activities throughout the year. We work with urban farms, community gardens, the NYC Parks Dept., schools and other organizations to foster a strong community of responsible urban beekeepers, to bring training & economic opportunity through beekeeping to underserved areas, to conserve and protect honeybees and other pollinators, and to contribute to the program and fundraising capacities of selected 501(c)(3) organizations.


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Upcoming Activities

Recent Meetups

  • April 12 · 9:30 AM

    Field Studies Group: Checking for Queen Release

    10 Bee Lovers and BeeKeepers

    Field Studies Group will be checking the last of our newly installed packages to be sure queens are released. Weekday FSG Fellows have been out to the other sites and... Learn more
  • April 5 · 11:00 AM

    Bringing In the Bees

    10 Bee Lovers and BeeKeepers | 5.00 5.001

    We'll be hiving bees this weekend. Volunteer slots are full for this activity. Please watch for further field activities through the season.
  • March 29 · 8:00 AM

    Greenthumb Growtogether- First Outreach Event of the Season

    8 Bee Lovers and BeeKeepers

    Join us for all, or part of, the Greenthumb Growtogether March 29th at Hostos Community College, (500 Grand Concourse in the Bronx). This is a favorite event and a great... Learn more
  • March 25 · 6:30 PM

    The Bee Course 2014 - Class 6

    60 Bee Lovers and BeeKeepers | 5.00 5.001

    Tonight's class at the Brooklyn Public Library will begin promptly at 6:30pm EST. Snow has never stopped the class, and it won't this time either.  If you worry about... Learn more
  • March 20 · 9:00 AM

    Field Studies Group Workday & Marking the Start of Spring!

    2 Bee Lovers and BeeKeepers

    This is the first of many days when Field Studies Group Fellows will convene for fieldwork in community apiaries. If you are regularly available on weekdays and would... Learn more
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What's new

  • New Photos
    Liane added 5 new photos to Greenthumb Growtogether
    April 3
  • Group Review
    Antoine Arlaud Antoine Arlaud wrote a group review
    February 24
    Antoine Arlaud
    "Great place to learn a ton and meet great beekeepers !!!"
  • Group Review
    Ellen Ellen­ wrote a group review
    February 24
    "It's wonderful to offer these very informative lectures free to interested potential beekeepers."
  • Group Review
    Patrick cousins Patrick cousins wrote a group review
    February 24
    Patrick cousins
    "Sheer whimsy"

Our Sponsors

  • Skyliner Travel & Tour Bus

    Thank you for supporting the Trees for Bees event!

  • Ross Rounds

    Thanks Lloyd & Molly!

  • Heifer International

    Really Really Green Party, sponsor

  • Greene Grape Provisions

    Really Really Green Party, sponsor

  • Bierkraft

    Really Really Green Party, sponsor

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