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New York City's Gotham City Honey Co-Op Can't Sell Honey

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: Jan 11, 2010 • References: csmonitor and gothamcitybees
The Gotham City Honey Co-op was established to allow members to participate in buying beekeeping equipment and to provide a facility for extraction, bottling, and sales of honey. The co-op also hopes to sell its product to specialty stores. Those plans are on hold for the moment: Because bees are considered “dangerous animals,” beekeeping is illegal in New York City.

Urban beekeepers are taking classes and establishing urban hives despite the New York City ban. While the honey isn’t yet available online, Gotham City honeybees are pollinating the ornamental landscapes and urban gardens and there is little doubt that their keepers are getting a little illegal honey love in the bargain.