Bees Knees: Urban Apiarists are Close to a Victory

Something urban gardening advocate Nic Esposito mentioned in this month's cover story was the need for more bees in the city. Today's New York Times tackles the issue of illegal beehives within that city's limits. Fortunately, on Tuesday, New York's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s board will take up the issue of amending the health code to allow residents to keep hives of Apis mellifera, the common, nonaggressive honeybee.

Now we gotta get to work on those chickens...

Click here for a list of local apiary events.