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.
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.
NYC Beekeepingis 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.