Have you ever been to a Beekeepers Ball? No? Well, here's your chance. Just Food is celebrating Pollinator Week 2009 next week in an attempt to bring attention to the fact that beekeeping is still illegal in New York City...We hear a lot about beekeeping in the city, which is why we always have to remind ourselves that yes, it's technically illegal. It's allowed in plenty of major cities (Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco) but not ours.
Just Food has a petition for the City Council that you can sign, and there are all kinds of ways to participate next week—most of which involve eating and drinking good stuff and very little with hives and masks that look like fencing equipment.