If you live in New York City or the surrounding environs, and have been curious about what it takes to produce your own honey, the New York City Beekeepers Association is offering a class for novice beekeepers during the month of February. It’s three hours on Sundays and costs $100. You’ll learn how to set up your hive, where to get bees, where to put your hive, and how to troubleshoot problems. Beekeeping isn’t as difficult or scary as you might think, and besides producing honey and beeswax, it’s a helpful companion project to gardening (pollination and all that). Check out our story on rebel New York City beekeepers (technically it’s illegal, but the DIYers are all over it).

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