Have you been dreaming of keeping bees but thwarted by the fact that you live in New York City? Well, rejoice, because NYC's Board of Health just lifted a ban on beekeeping, legalizing the hundreds of hives already tended by NYC residents despite the law.
This article by Mother Earth News will help you get started in beekeeping. Check Betterbee or a local beekeeping supply source for the supplies you'll need - they have a complete beginners' kit with everything you'll need. And have fun!
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