— A celebration of the busy bees who pollinate the city that never sleeps —
In anticipation of NYC Honey Week, we teamed up with the amazing Videographer Danielle Calodney and Musician Neil John Thompson to make this love letter to the City's bees and beekeepers! We began shooting the video last spring, tagging along with mother-and-daughter beekeepers Autumn and Catherine Schoen as they learned to transfer colonies of bees into new hives. Later this summer, City Growers Educator Courtney Epton invited us into the organization's learning hive situated atop Brooklyn Grange's farm. Check it out, ask questions in the comments forum, and bee inspired to join us for NYC Honey Week!
Check out more of Danielle's buzzworthy work at www.DanielleCalodney.com.
Listen to a full version of Neil John Thompson's song, Thunder here.
WE'RE BUZZING ABOUT...
QUEEN BEE CLASSIC
We've gathered some of NYC's best female bartenders to create honey-inspired cocktails using local, sustainable spirits! Guests will graze on snacks by Stinky Bklyn cheese shop while they sip on six amazing entries, ultimately crowning a Queen Bee amongst them! Tickets here
At a special Honey Week edition of their monthly meeting, NYC Beekeeper's Association Founder and President, Andrew Cote, will share his adventures in beekeeping in NYC and abroad, and discuss the importance of urban pollinators from ancient times to the present. Tickets here
Honey Tasting Contest
NYC Honey Week and The American Honey Tasting Society welcome beekeepers and honey producers in the NY, NJ and CT region to submit honey samples of their 2014-2015 honey harvest for judging. Click here for more details.
Join Whole Foods Market Columbus Circle at On Tap for an evening of honey-infused elixirs! Dogfish Head will have 4 different honey beers to taste and Mike's Hot Honey will be serving up hot honey-infused cocktails and cheese pairings. Tickets here
Returning to the Rockaway Boardwalk for its fifth year, NYC Honey Fest is a free, daylong festival featuring art, food, music, film, kids’ arts and crafts, and a bee-product marketplace. Fun for the whole family, Honey Fest is a perfect way to close out NYC Honey Week, and enjoy a last gasp of summer! More Info here.
— With a little help from our friends —