New York City Beekeeping nycbeekeeping.org Pages

One thing about this group: it's not just talk. It's actual hands-on work in nearby bee yards, training for successful urban beekeeping, and community service.

As our membership passes 1600 (!), our purpose remains the same: to bring people together around this exciting and increasingly popular endeavor and ensure that all beekeepers in NYC have access to superior training and mentoring on a range of practices for Responsible Urban Beekeeping™, regardless of ability to pay.




We welcome beekeepers and bee-lovers of all levels, and organize meetings and activities throughout the year designed for various ages and abilities.

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Everyone is welcome! So come whether you are an experienced beekeeper, or a just a "wannabee," and meet other beekeepers and people who are interested in bees for pollination as well as wax and honey to learn in a hands-on approach the art and tricks to this fascinating but readily managed hobby.

We do broad community outreach to educate the public about honey bees and other pollinators. Come volunteer with us!

The Bee Course is being offered for the sixth year in 2014.

We coordinate an at-cost group purchase in late winter.

We deliver expert and peer mentoring through our volunteer network to urban farms (East New York Farms, and others), community gardens (GreenThumb members and others), and team or individual beekeepers.

We promote awareness and the conservation and protection of honeybees and other pollinators.

Especially now that NYC beekeepers are keeping legally, we can take intelligent steps to prevent or reduce pests and diseases in our area if all NYC beekeepers cooperate!
*BEEKEEPERS: IT'S IMPORTANT FOR THE HEALTH OF YOUR BEES AND YOUR NEIGHBORS' BEES TO TEST FOR VARROA : IF YOU DON'T KNOW HOW, WE HAVE TRAINED PEER MENTORS WHO CAN HELP! PLEASE CONTACT US FOR FRIENDLY AND INFORMED ASSISTANCE FREE OF CHARGE.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Become a Bee Ambassador March 29, 2015 5:39 PM Liane
Varroa Testing and Treatment Program March 29, 2015 5:49 PM Liane
Upcoming and Current Events - Links March 29, 2015 6:50 PM Liane
Swarm Season and Bee Rescue April 4, 2014 6:03 AM Liane
The Pesticide Page July 18, 2012 12:12 PM Liane
The Bee Course February 22, 2015 9:50 PM Liane
Host a Hive or Adopt-a-Hive February 11, 2012 8:14 AM Liane
email us February 5, 2012 12:21 PM Liane
Honey Harvest February 11, 2012 8:21 AM Liane
Mini-Meetups: Hivechecks Around Town September 6, 2010 4:01 PM Liane
About New York City Beekeeping nycbeekeeping.org February 22, 2015 9:44 PM Liane

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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