Spent some time last week hanging out with East Williamsburg restauranteurs who are keeping illegal beehives in the Greenpoint area. Got a little video show & tell of them handling bees without protective bee suits! And believe it or not, they aren’t doing it all for the honey…

I will be harvesting close to 100lbs of honey with them this week. It’s their first harvest EVER. So it could get interesting. Hopefully, I won’t get stung!

Brooklyn’s Urban Beekeepers: Breaking The Law For The Planet (Part I) from SkeeterNYC on Vimeo.

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  1. Cool video. Rooftop Greenpoint is becoming the fertile crescent of the northeast. Bee careful, though — I've heard honeybees get agitated by strangers… and can smell fear! (seriously!)

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