Hi all, Newbie from New York City. I will have my first hive this year (2012). Can't wait to start.
I seem to recall that Jim Fischer was with the NYC Botanical Garden... I wonder if he is still there?
There seems to be a lot of medic/fireman folks here in Texas that are interested in bees. I always wondered if the draw was the obvious physical nature of beekeeping or the perceived risk?
I seem to recall upon my last visit to NYC that there were some 'community gardens' on the lower end of the island that had bee hives <don't know how exactly that was done??? At that time keeping bees by individuals in at least the lower part of Manhattan was illegal. I think perhaps the ones like the one now kept on the cousins roof are now permitted by the city.
Good luck and may your bee keeping always be enjoyable...
Thanks , Well now I am a Lieutenant so I dont work as hard...lol I wish I could put a hive on the roof of the station but I am sure the city would never allow it.lolWelcome to the forum Mike. How do you ever expect to take care off bees? My experience with medics is that they barely have time to breathe and when they have time, the only thing they can do with it is catch up on sleep.:shock:
We wish you plenty of time for everything and if we can help, we'll do our best.
Still in the City, Upstate, ?Welcome from a fellow New Yorker who roller skated the sidewalks of the city til i was 12.
Lots of flowering trees in the city, for sure! And i bet there are plenty of 'feral' meadows with wildflowers in Staten Island.
Good luck with your bees this Spring!