Keeping bees is currently illegal in NIC because they accidentally fell under a venomous animal law way back when.
The good news is that the law is very close to being overturned. Our city comptroller hopeful David Yassky actually has been very influential in that process. So I hope you all voted for him.
Here is a useful campaign letter you can fill out to help legalize bees. It is a worthwhile effort since bees are the neurons of nature.
Eco Brooklyn is very into bees and will gladly install a bee hive to any client who wants one either on their roof or in their back yard. Despite it being illegal. We call it civil disobedience. And beside we don’t know anyone who has been fined. It is one of those laws everyone knows is outdated.