The Accidental Bee-Keeper 1


Staten Island, NY. A friend and I saved a swarm of bees that landed on my campus at the College of Staten Island. Swarming is par for the course for bees who, like people we all know and love, can only stay put for only so long before outgrowing their hive and needing to move on to better climes.

I’ve written about the experience in my Urban Forager column for the NY Times City Room (“Oh My God, That’s 30,000 Bees“), which also ran in the Sunday Metro section.

Check out the 30,000 Bees video that CSI produced about the rescue.

Check back for future updates on how the hive is doing, and my adventures in Urban Beekeeping.

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