Urban Bees in Brooklyn

Beekeeping is on the rise in urban areas, despite laws to the contrary. Some beekeepers are concerned about the decline in bee populations and are doing their part to change that- other see it as a way to nurture local food movements.

"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."

Full Story: City bees are all the buzz

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