Bees legalized in NYC  MAR 16 2010

NYC's Board of Health has lifted the ban on keeping bees in the city.

The unanimous vote amends the health code to allow residents to keep hives of Apis mellifera, the common, nonaggressive honeybee. Beekeepers will be required to register with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and to adhere to appropriate practices. That means they must be able to control bee swarms and ensure that the hives do not interfere with pedestrians or neighbors.

Ten dollars says my wife utters the following words to me tonight: "we should raise some bees on the roof!"

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