"But that doesn't daunt those who want to keep bees. This year there are at least 30 new hives in community gardens, on rooftops, and in backyards across New York. Most are the result of a series of beekeeping classes taught last winter by Jim Fischer, a veteran beekeeper who lives in Manhattan."
"Many of the beekeepers Fischer knows are urban gardeners who began keeping bees because they wanted to increase their crops' productivity. 'If you want local food, you need local bees,' he says."