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Welcome all BeeLovers & BeeKeepers -- We're glad you've found us! 

If you are new, please scout around the site to get an idea of what we do, and be sure you are set to "receive email from Organizer" on this site.

If you are looking for opportunities to donate, to volunteer, to receive training with us, or to develop joint programming, you have come to the right place.

Please feel free to contact us with your questions about urban and suburban beekeeping, and how you, your organization, or your city can participate - If you are thinking of keeping bees next year, fall is the time to plan for spring.

We are approaching the end of the 2016 Saturday Training Series, but admitting new students on a rolling basis. If you are free some weekdays, you may want to apply for Field Studies Group.  Those who onboard with us now and continue with the 2017 class will be ready to join us in the apiaries, or to start their own hives, in spring.

To learn with us, or if you are looking for other ways to participate in 2016-17 (apprenticeship/internship, volunteering, corporate responsibility programming, nfp partnering, research opportunity...), please email with contact information to admin [AT] nycbeekeeping.org.

 

UPDATE 9/6/2016

Fall prep continues, as our 2016 course winds down. Jane Goodall is coming to celebrate with us at Van Cortlandt Park on September 17th. For details or to RSVP, please click HERE - Oh and by the way, we'll be tasting the new honey crop.

REMINDER: If you are a beekeeper,  it's essential to test & treat for varroa during this period for the benefit of your hives and your neighbors' hives. For mentoring and support, please email admin [AT]  nycbeekeeping.org



UPDATE 8/22/2016

We're wrapping up the harvest and have begun fall prep --

IMPORTANT: If you are a beekeeper,  it's essential to test & treat for varroa during this period for the benefit of your hives and your neighbors' hives. For mentoring and support, please email admin [AT]  nycbeekeeping.org

We are approaching the end of the 2016 Saturday Training Series, but admitting new students on a rolling basis. Those who onboard with us now and continue the series in 2017 will be ready to join us in the apiaries, or to start their own hives, next spring.

To learn with us, or if you are looking for other ways to participate in 2016-17 (apprenticeship/internship, volunteering, corporate responsibility programming, nfp partnering, research opportunity...), please email with contact information to admin [AT] nycbeekeeping.org.


UPDATE 7/29/2016

Whew - have we been busy in the field-- There is a beautiful crop of honey to share this season and we will be welcoming new volunteers, trainees and supporters soon for a Newcomers' Event: Intro to Beekeeping at Randall's Island.  (UPDATE 8/13 date will probably be postponed due to weather - Please drop us a line if you are eager to get started in the meantime).

If you've been curious about beekeeping, or wondering how to get involved,you have come to the right place. We're accepting applications for class & for Field Studies Group on a rolling  basis. Please email Organizer or admin AT nycbeekeeping.org for application info.



UPDATE 5/25/2016

First week of May is usually the beginning of swarm season here, when bees naturally reproduce new colonies. This year it seems unsettled weather has delayed the start, but we've heard of at least one recently.

If your bees survived the winter, it's important to manage them to minimize swarming, but you don't need to have your own hive to participate in swarm spotting or collection.

If you need technical support for swarm prevention, would like to learn how to collect a swarm, or would like to learn about hosting a swarm capture box, please join here and email Organizer. 


UPDATE 4/6/2016

Package bees are beginning to come in. If you ordered from Mann Lake for pickup dates 2, 3 or 4, and want to caravan or share costs with someone who is driving, please email and we can connect you.


UPDATE 3/10/2016:

Spring is in the air and the bees are bringing in pollen! 

We are accepting applications for our 2016 Saturday Training Program and for Field Studies Group. Please click here for scheduled 2016 program dates and more info.

If you are new, please scout around the site to get an idea of what we do, and be sure you are set to "receive email from Organizer" on this site.

If you represent a Community Garden or are looking for opportunities to donate, to volunteer or to receive training with us, you have come to the right place.

We welcome all BeeLovers & BeeKeepers and we're glad you've found us!                 

UPDATE 2/1/2016:

It's 53 degrees today : a good day to check the bees and possibly feed! 

We are accepting applications for our 2016 Saturday Training Program and for Field Studies Group. Please click here for scheduled 2016 program dates and more info. The first session will be February 27th.

If you represent a Community Garden or are looking for opportunities to donate, to volunteer or to receive training with us, you have come to the right place.

If you are new, please scout around the site to get an idea of what we do, and be sure you are set to "receive email from Organizer" on this site.

We welcome all BeeLovers & BeeKeepers and we're glad you've found us!


UPDATE 12/24/2015:

Happy Holidays!  Well, we've put the bees to bed, but the unseasonably warm weather means bees are more active and may need feeding. 

If you are new, please scout around the site to get an idea of what we do, and be sure you are set to receive email from Organizer. If you represent a Community Garden or are looking for opportunities to donate, to volunteer or to receive training with us, you have come to the right place.

We are accepting applications for our 2016 Saturday Training Program and for Field Studies Group. Please email admin [AT] nycbeekeeping.org

We welcome all BeeLovers & BeeKeepers and we're glad you've found us! 

  Click here for scheduled 2016 program dates


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UPDATE 10/4/2015:

We are coming to the end of the 2015 season as fall sets in. If you'd like to volunteer with us in the next few weeks, most work will take place on weekday mornings.

Beekeepers can email for technical support. MAQS strips are still available while temperatures are in range.

If you are new, please scout around the site to get an idea of what we do, and be sure you are set to receive email from Organizer. If you represent a Community Garden or are looking for opportunities to donate, to volunteer or to receive training with us, please drop a line to admin AT nycbeekeeping.org.

We welcome all BeeLovers & BeeKeepers and we're glad you've found us!


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Press inquiries please email: nycbeekeeping.net AT gmail.com

4/4/2014 PLEASE NOTE: Our Facebook account has been hijacked. Please take what appears there with a grain of salt.


Welcome to the 2015 Season!

We are busy in the field and it's a great learning year as we explore the "sustainable apiary" model. We welcome all Beekepers and Beelovers to participate with us! Join us for scheduled programs, get on the Actives list, or get in touch by email. There is plenty to do, lots to learn, and many ways to contribute!

Click here to get on the "Actives" list 

Please scroll down to read more and for calendar



Upcoming Events:

We have begun fall prep. Beekeepers: MAQS strips and Varroa test kits are available. Please email nycbeekeeping.net@gmail.com for technical support. 

We'll have a couple more Workalongs, and some harvest activities before season's end.

Are you an organization that wants to team up to plan an activity with us? An individual or corporation that wants to give us some support? Please email admin AT nycbeekeeping.org

Please scroll down for Calendar and other ways to connect.


You can email by clicking the "Contact" link at left, or nycbeekeeping.net@gmail.com.

We're also now on twitter

Learn with us

Beekeepers and aspiring beekeepers, Jim's Winter Lecture series has wrapped up, and we have added 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?

Get on the Actives List and let us know!


Conserve with us

To Support Bees & Beekeeping with a charitable donation, or to partner on corporate responsibility programs, please contact us.


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! We have room for BeeLovers as well as BeeKeepers. It's always a celebration! You can get on the list now, and we'll be in touch as sessions are scheduled in season.

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.

IMPORTANT: Beekeepers, please remember to send your mandatory notice to the Dept of Health (more here) by March 31st, 2015.

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 nycbeekeeping@gmail.com. A beekeeper will survey the situation and call in support if needed.

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Come, learn, enjoy!

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nycbeekeeping.org™ (NYC Beekeeping) is an all-volunteer conservation and education group for beekeepers and beelovers.

We organize beekeeper training, 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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