Mar 19, 2010

Bees in the City? New York May Let the Hives Come Out of Hiding

On Tuesday, the 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. Health department officials said the change was being considered after research showed that the reports of bee stings in the city were minimal and that honeybees did not pose a public health threat.

The officials were also prodded by beekeepers who, in a petition and at a public hearing last month, argued that their hives promoted sustainable agriculture in the city. from the NY Times..

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1 comment:

nachum said...

* if SCC were home to its own apiary, might not our mascot, the friendly bear, having recently eluded retirement at age 75, feel that his position is threatened yet again?

* would J bay area honey be good?

* can i put in a $20 bid for the first pound produced (if and when)?