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!


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.


Come, learn, enjoy!


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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