NYC locals take note: “Just Food” sponsors “Pollinator Week”

(8 am. – promoted by ek hornbeck)

From June 22-28, Just Food, a non-profit organization that works to develop a just and sustainable food system in the New York City region, will be sponsoring “Pollinator Week”, a series of events in Manhattan that highlight the use of local honey in food and drink. In part these events are designed to bring public attention to a drive to legalize beekeeping in New York City.

Kicking off the week will be the First Annual Beekeeper’s Ball at Pier 17, South Street Seaport on Monday, June 22 from 6-11pm. On Thursday the 24th, fifteen Manhattan bars and restaurants will be featuring signature dishes and drinks that incorporate locally harvested honey. On Saturday the 26th, the Union Square farmer’s market will be having a “honey fest” featuring local beekeepers and their wares.

As part of Pollinator Week, I will be one of the speakers at Jimmy’s #43 on June 25th at 6pm. This is a fundraiser for Just Food, admission is $10. The evening includes a screening of “Hidden Hives”, a movie about urban beekeeping. Representatives from the Manhattan Meadery and the Long Island Meadery will be present to let you sample their commercially available offerings. I will be speaking about the art of making homebrewed mead, and may have some of my own stuff for people to try.


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  1. If anyone has a hive and no room for it, I would be happy, in fact, overjoyed if they would put it on my land in Columbia County, NY.  I don’t want the honey.  I want the bees to do their bee thing.

    I think this area’s been a real victim of “hive collapse.”  But yesterday, when I was gardening, I noticed that the bees finally seem to be returning!  Yay!!  

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