Bees and nectar that will soon become honey.

Editor’s note: Sadly, in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, this piece has become an epitaph of sorts. Early reports indicate that twenty of Brooklyn Grange Bees’ thirty hives were wiped out and ...

 
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Before beekeeping was re-legalized in New York City last year, a handful of urban beekeepers operated in the shadows, surreptitiously tending hives hidden in backyards or on rooftops, and sharing their small but precious honey ...

 
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Brooklyn Grange is going big. With their ongoing expansion to a second 45,000 square foot rooftop in the Brooklyn Navy Yard, they’ve doubled their amount of farmable land. And they’re ...

 
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Made By Hand, a project by Brooklyn-based film studio Bureau of Common Goods, is a series of short films meant to promote all things “made locally, sustainably, and with a love for craft.” Only three ...

 
Mike Kurtz discovered a chili-infused honey at a pizzeria in a tiny town in the jungles of Brazil, and became obsessed. He created Mike's Hot Honey - his own version of the fiery ambrosia - upon his return home. Mike is a pizzaiolo at Paulie Gee's in Greenpoint, where the Hot Honey is features on one of Paulie's pies.

Mike Kurtz discovered a chili-infused honey at a pizzeria in a tiny town in the jungles of Brazil, and became obsessed. He created Mike's Hot Honey - his own version of the fiery ...

 
Findings on the prevalence of 'Honey Laundering' confirm that you're probably going to want to know where your honey came from. Photograph © Valery Rizzo, all rights reserved

Findings on the prevalence of 'Honey Laundering' confirm that you're probably going to want to know where your honey came from. Photograph © Valery Rizzo, all rights reserved If you’re ...

 
Honey lovers checking out the observation hive at the 1st annual NYC Honey Festival. Photo by Tim O'Neal of Prospect Heights-based Borough Bees.

The first annual NYC Honey Festival, a celebration of the city’s booming beekeeping culture (and the honey that results), went down at the Rockaway boardwalk on September 17th. Despite a surprise shutdown of ...

 
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by Joanna Shaw Flamm On September 17th, the Rockaway Boardwalk is going to be buzzing (har har) thanks to the first annual New York City Honey Festival. Organized by the folks at Brooklyn Grange and ...

 
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Michael Hegedus, founder of Three Sisters Honey, works on the hive. “[The bees] pinpoint the location of the nectar source through the dances. And what’s amazing is that they do this within the ...

 
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Since Beekeeping was legalized for the first time in a really long time in New York City last year, local beekeepers have emerged from the shadows to set up hives on rooftops all over Brooklyn. ...

 
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Could it bee the first ever in our parts?  We think so.  Meg Paska of Brooklyn Honey writes, “I will be making a limited number of Honey Shares available to folks in the neighborhood that ...

 
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Oktoberfest on Governor’s Island The folks from Mean Red are bringing an Oktoberfest extravaganza to Governor’s Island on Saturday. The fest will feature loads of local and German craft brews and food from ...

 
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Brooklyn Farmville? The Daily News compared Brooklyn’s growing urban agriculture scene to a ‘Real Life Farmville’ this week. We love seeing Brooklyn’s farmers and gardeners getting the attention they deserve… but did they ...

 
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Williamsburg Cask Ale Festival Taste beer as it was meant to be: unfiltered, unpasteurized, naturally fermented and served at cellar temperature (about 55 degrees) at The Williamsburg Cask Ale Festival at d.b.a. in ...

 
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After a wild whirlwind of events last week, we’ve got just a few highlights for you this time. Don’t take the quiet week for granted … September is is going to be overloaded with ...