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New Non-Invasive Honey Harvesting Device To Keep Bees Happy

Now the bees can finally be left in peace to make their sweetness.

Bees have had a rough go of it lately. Plagued by unexplained hive declines, their population has also suffered at the hands of pollution and excessive use of pesticides. While bees may have 99 problems, now a meddling beekeeper ain’t one. Flow™ Hive is an innovative new device that utilizes a spigot system and molded honeycomb frames to create a non-invasive honey harvesting system. Developed by father-and-son bee masters Stuart and Cedar Anderson, Flow™ Hive eliminates the need for traditional extraction processes in which frames are removed from beehives manually, then loaded into a machine that uses centrifugal force to extract the honey. As the Andersons explained to This is Colossal,

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Makin' It: Meg Paska, Urban Beekeeper

I found out that there were people breaking the law to keep bees in NYC and I decided I wanted to break the law, too.

Meg Paska is an urban beekeeper, backyard farmer, and self-sustainability advocate living in the backwoods of Brooklyn, New York. Her adventures detail on raising chickens in a small backyard, brewing beer in the basement, and harvesting honey on rooftops will be richly explored in a forthcoming book. In the meantime, she keeps the wonderfully robust blog, Brooklyn Homesteader.

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Urban Beekeeping Is Now Legal in New York

Keeping honeybees in New York City is no longer against the law: New York City's board of health voted Tuesday to lift a ban against beekeeping,...

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