• Beekeeper’s Calendar: September

    For the first time in months, I didn’t feel like I would keel over from heat stroke when I put on my gear last weekend. We had a brief snap of early fall weather in Brooklyn and the bees and I made the most of it. September’s goldenrod and aster in bloom may mean you’ll […]

    Continue reading
  • Beekeeper’s Calendar: August

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9vOfn2Nj4JY[/youtube] There are lots of things to look forward to in August — late-summer vacations, ripe peaches, hive robbing like in the video above… wait, maybe not that last one. By August, the summer nectar flow has definitely tapered off for most of us. If you haven’t already harvested honey, it’s time to remove the […]

    Continue reading
  • The Honeybee Conservancy celebrates Earth Day at the Battery Urban Farm’s EARTH FEST!

    Join us as we work with nycbeekeeping.org to raise awareness about bees and beekeeping at EARTH FEST, an exciting event by The Battery Conservancy and Battery Urban Farmers and friends designed to raise awareness about food and farming and the roles that both play in sustainable communities. EARTH FEST is free and open to the […]

    Continue reading
  • Our Urban Beekeeping talk at Green Festival, the largest sustainability event in the world

    We’re committed to working towards a more sustainable future, which is why on Earth Day Weekend, we joined nycbeekeeping.org to speak on Urban Beekeeping at Green Festival®, the largest sustainability event in the world, held in LEED-certified North Pavilion of New York City’s Javits Center This year’s festival features talks and panels by esteemed experts […]

    Continue reading
  • The Bee Course: For Bee Lovers & Beekeepers in “The Big Apple”

    Since the beekeeping ban in NYC was lifted in March 2010, urban beekeeping has taken off in The Big Apple. NYC Beekeeping is offering their annual free in-depth course in beekeeping, “The Bee Course,” which resumes December 8th.  Here is the description on their site: If you are curious about bees and beekeeping, now is a great […]

    Continue reading
  • Artist John Stark’s “Apiculture” exhibition at the Charlie Smith London – opening October 6th

    One of our favorite artists, John Stark, will have an upcoming exhibition, Apiculture, opening on the 6th of October at Charlie Smith Gallery in London.  We published a short blog post about his art back in August of 2010. An interview with John Stark in Spoonfed sheds some light on beekeeping imagery that is woven […]

    Continue reading
  • A better place for us all

    “There is something palpable about these new MacArthur Fellows, about their character as explorers and pioneers at the cutting edge. These are women and men improving, protecting, and making our world a better place for us all. ”   ~~ Daniel J. Socolow, Director of the MacArthur Fellows Program Big news for the honeybee. Earlier today, […]

    Continue reading
  • That buzzing-noise means something …

    “That buzzing-noise means something. If there’s a buzzing noise, somebody’s making a buzzing-noise, and the only reason for making a buzzing-noise that I know of is because you’re a bee … and the only reason for being a bee that I know of is making honey … and the only reason for making honey is […]

    Continue reading
  • 5 Reasons To Get A Taste For Local Honey

    September is National Honey Month. It’s an ideal time to celebrate honey and indulge in your craving for this sweet and viscous food known as “liquid gold.”  While indulging, why not focus on local honey, or honey made as close as possible to your home?  Here are five potent reasons to step away from the […]

    Continue reading
  • Put yourself in the shoes of a commercial beekeeper

    Looking at the honey bee problems from a commercial beekeepers perspective.

    Continue reading