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New York Beekeepers Quadruple

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honey bee photo by John Stone, eyeclectic.netThe number of beekeepers in New York City has quadrupled since the ban on keeping bees was lifted two years ago, figures show. Hives are now on skyscraper rooftops, in community gardens, and school backyards across the five boroughs.

Locally produced food growers pushed hard for the ban to be overturned.

“The economic downturn resulted in a surge of community gardens where food was being grown for local residents but gardeners soon realised it’s hard to grow things without pollinators.”

(READ the story in the Guardian)

Photo by John Stone, eyeclectic.net