Beekeeping bans lifting inside city limits

Beekeeping bans lifting inside city limits

In March, New York City made beekeeping legal. Many towns, like Hillsboro, Ore., have done the same, and still other places, like Oak Park, Ill., and Santa Monica, Calif., are reconsidering their prohibitions.

From the New York Times:

MIKE BARRETT does not have much of a yard at his two-story row house in Astoria, Queens. But that fact has not kept him from his new hobby of beekeeping — he put the hive on his roof. When it was harvest time this fall, he just tied ropes around each of the two honey-filled boxes in the hive, and lowered them to the ground.

Until last spring, Mr. Barrett would have been breaking the law and risking a $2,000 fine. But in March, New York City made beekeeping legal, and in so doing it joined a long list of other municipalities that have also lifted beekeeping bans in the last two years.

See Kristina Shevory's NYT article for more: The Beekeeper Next Door

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