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The following gallery features a collaboration with Brooklyn Grange, capturing their annual NYC Honey Festival at Far Rockaway Beach, New York.  An event that saw hundreds of bee enthusiasts and curious visitors enjoying the sweet summer beach day.

"Since 2011, the rooftop farming company Brooklyn Grange, in partnership with area beekeepers, has been producing NYC Honey Festival, a celebration of the areas apiarists, honeybees, and the delicious honey that they produce."  - NYC Honey Week

Honeybees are inherently fascinating creatures.  Their populations are in sharp decline globally and the more we educate ourselves about these critical species, the better our chances to save a vital food production system.  To learn more about bees and beekeeping in New York, visit the buzz friendly links below.

Learn About Bees    New York City Beekeepers Association

TED Talk: Why We Need Bees    USDA: Being Serious About Saving Bees

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NYC Honey Festival / © SJS

NYC Honey Festival / © SJS

NYC Honey Festival / © SJS

NYC Honey Festival / © SJS

NYC Honey Festival / © SJS

NYC Honey Festival / © SJS