New York City made beekeeping legal in 2010. Now there are an estimated 500 beekeepers in the city. Photo via Creative Commons.

If you heard a strange buzzing emanating from Bryant Park this weekend, it was probably the 3 million Italian honeybees riding in the back of a truck driven by Andrew Coté, founder of the New York City Beekeepers Association.

Every April, Coté brings up millions of bees to sell from Georgia, many to amateur beekeepers who tend to their bees on building rooftops, in small urban backyards and sometimes even indoors. Thousands of bees would go to the apiaries opened last spring at the northwest corner of Bryant Park, and many more to Coté’s own hives. The apiaries help produce honey for his company, Andrew’s Honey.

Source: The New York Times