Hello all, today(4/15/09) WNYC AM 820, NYC public-radio aired issues of 1/09 introduced bill to legalize honeybee keeping in NYC,NY.
Currently NYC dept.Health lists bees as: "venemous insects". Councilman from Brooklyn,NYC, David Yassky...with much help/support from Ms. Jackie Berger/exc.dir. of:"JustFood.org"...1/09 introduced a bill to: 'remove or exempt honeybees from HeaaaalthCode 161.01'.
The radio show disscussed bees, noted that Atlanta, Portland, SanFrancisco, Seattle, Toronto, VanCouver, Paris, Chicago, ...etc., etc., all legally permit beekeeping in their cities.
The live radio show took a few NYC callers, the guest on air was Ms.Jackie Berger,exc.dir. of JustFood.
Please bee/pollinator advocates visit website of: WNYC.org for this show. Please visit: www.justfood.org for the issues/the councilmans bill/the NYC dept.health code on this, and more! Perhaps some can after considering these issues, weigh-in with thoughts on this matter.
Happy springtime '09, charlie guevara NJ,US