The New York Health Department Has Lifted Its Beekeeping Ban


Here’s some very sweet news for local beekeepers and those hoping to acquire some hives of their own: Earlier today, the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene voted unanimously to lift its decade-old beekeeping ban, which had lumped honeybees together with such dangerous creatures as poisonous snakes and hyenas. Just in time for the spring growing season, urban beekeepers can start their own rooftop or backyard apiaries without the threat of fines or other governmental finger-wagging. To celebrate, here’s a Food Curated video of the Roberta’s gang tending to their bees back when it was still illegal.


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