Help Legalize Beekeeping in New York CityJust Food’s Pollinator Week June 22-28

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Have you ever been to a Beekeepers Ball? No? Well, here’s your chance. Just Food is celebrating Pollinator Week 2009 next week in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that beekeeping is still illegal in New York City.

We hear a lot about beekeeping in the city, which is why we always have to remind ourselves that yes, it’s technically illegal. It’s allowed in plenty of major cities (Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco) but not ours.

Just Food has a petition for the City Council that you can sign, and there are all kinds of ways to participate next week—most of which involve eating and drinking good stuff and very little with hives and masks that look like fencing equipment.

See the list of events: Pollinator Week
More bee facts from Just Food.

And Apartment Therapy contributor Amy has been doing some beekeeping in Brooklyn. It’s fascinating—go take a look.
Getting the House Hive Ready for the Bees
Bees Come Home To Brooklyn

(Image: Amy Azzarito)