Our free Winter Course "For Bee Lovers, Beekeepers & Beginners" continues January 4th with a talk that may be of special interest to those overwintering their first-year colonies, as well as those who hope to start next season.
If you would like to attend this session and have not seen an RSVP confirmation, please email? ([address removed] or just hit "reply").? If you are registered for the complete Course and have not seen an RSVP confirmation yet, please email so we can get you on the correct lists for this and subsequent sessions!
If you have not yet registered, and want to join the Course this year, there's still time to catch up even if you are a total beginner. Just drop us a line:? We'll make every effort to seat you!
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?
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. A beekeeper will survey the situation and call in support if needed.
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.