Manhattan: A Beekeeper's Paradise?

We have written previously about a giant farm and apiary that exists on New York City rooftops, but we didn't focus much on the apiary side of it. Admittedly, I didn't give it much thought as to why an apiary in the City would be so successful, but it turns out it is for a very good reason.

The urban bees produced cleaner honey than the suburban or country bees because there are fewer pesticides used in the City.

According to the video, there are more than 100 beehive farms around Manhattan alone, each producing about 90 kilograms of local honey each year.

via YouTube

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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