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Don’t Worry, Bee Happy

The Honey Bee makes the world go round – without them flora would die and all other life would quickly follow. And bees have done their job for a very long time.

For perspective Homo sapiens (probably you) reached anatomical modernity about 200,000 years ago and began to exhibit full behavioral modernity around 50,000 years [...]

Bees Swarm in Front of Eco Brooklyn

We had a swarm of bees in front of the Eco Brooklyn office the other day so I called my friend Eric from GardenFork.tv to come by and give them a home. Check out the video he made of it:

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Brooklyn Green Roof

Here are some spring photos from the Eco Brooklyn Green Show House roof. It is two years old now. We don’t water it. We just let it do its own thing. The soil has thinned out and is only about 2.5″ thick. But we have bushes and plants along with a thick canopy of sedum. [...]

Bees Arrive

Our two hives of bees arrived today!

Our Friendly Postman Delivered our Bees. We gave him a pot of honey.

Gennaro Brooks-Church and son Cazimir checking out the arrival of bees.

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Register Your Brooklyn Bees

When NYC legalized bees a little while ago the one stipulation they asked was that bee keepers register their bees. There is no way I’m doing that! I have 40,000 bees. Do you have any idea how long it would take me to register them?!

But I might register my hives. Or I might [...]

Legal Farm Animals in NY, but not Bees

You are allowed to keep chickens and any sort of hoofed animal in Brooklyn or New York City. Hoofed, as in donkey, goat, sheep….and chickens. Not roosters, but if you want fresh eggs from your back yard or roof top chickens that is totally legal.

BUT you are not allowed to legally keep bees. Sure [...]