We've hit our goal!
Thanks to everyone for the support, posting, emailing, and retweeting. We've hit our goal! We can't wait to start the new project, and fittingly yesterday was the first day of... Read more
We're proud to announce that NYC artist Jules DeBalincourt will be painting one of the apiary's hives! We just dropped off two cedar hive boxes at his studio and we're... Read more
First Five Hives Are In!
We've already begun to bring in the first hives! Support the project and help us get the remaining 25!
Ahh! The Drones are coming!
By popular request, we've added a new prize at the $50 level!
The Adopt-A-Drone VALUE PACK!
Want to name multiple drones after multiple people? Have we got the reward for... Read more
Location Location Location
Here's one of the roofs in the Brooklyn Navy Yard where we'll be starting some hives this spring. It's called Building 58, and it's right next to Building 3, the... Read more
Another one of the artists who has signed up to paint a bee hive for the apiary is Taliah Lempert, whose gorgeous bicycle paintings signify urban sustainable living.
Bangin' Bee Hive!
Check out our first painted bee hive, which has received a head-to-toe art treatment from Kate Neckel. We're pretty sure the bees who live there will make extra-delicious honey.
What We Are Not Doing
The vast majority of commercial beekeepers do not rely on honey for their income. Honey is a bonus, an afterthought, or even an annoyance; not worth enough to bother with.... Read more
Our tote bags have been ordered and are on the way! Check out the snappy design, created by our friend Max Bode.
Did we mention we're painting the hives? To help our bees find their way home and distinguish their hive from all the others, we've got to paint the boxes to... Read more
We've added a new reward tier - vegetables from the Farm
Hi everyone - thanks for your enthusiasm, and for spreading the word - friends, family, bee geeks (beeks), anyone!
We've added a new reward ($75), which includes a jar of... Read more
Bees in an Early Spring
We had an unusually mild winter, and are continuing to have an unusually mild spring. The weather affects the bees in odd ways; a cold winter is often more survivable... Read more