City Bees: A Guide To Urban Honey Co-ops & Classes

City Bees: A Guide To Urban Honey Co-ops & Classes

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Emily Han
Jul 28, 2010

Dana's recent piece on the vandalism of her local honeybee hives got us thinking about the importance of community and education when it comes to urban beekeeping. In cities around the world, co-operative groups can provide moral support, space, and training for its members, while organizations that offer classes can help educate future beekeepers as well as the general community.

Here's a list of some urban honey co-ops and beekeeping classes we've found. Do you know of any others or have experience with urban beekeeping? Leave a comment below!

CO-OPS
Chicago: Chicago Honey Co-op
New York: Gotham City Honey Co-op
Pittsburgh: Burgh Bees
San Francisco: Hayes Valley Farm
Toronto: Toronto Beekeeper's Co-operative
United Kingdom: The Co-operative Group

CLASSES
Check the co-ops above, plus:
Atlanta: Metro Atlanta Beekeepers Association
Columbus: Central Ohio Beekeepers Association
Houston: Houston Beekeepers Association
London: London Beekeepers Association
Los Angeles: Backwards Beekeepers
New York: New York City Beekeepers Association
Philadelphia: Philadelphia Beekeepers Guild
Phoenix: Beekeepers Association of Central Arizona
San Francisco: San Francisco Beekeepers Association
Seattle: Puget Sound Beekeepers Association

Related: Got Hives? Beekeeping Now Legal in New York City

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