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Urban Beekeeping

June 24, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Get the buzz on bees at the largest apiary in NYC!

This workshop is designed for beginners and will cover the basic biology and anatomy of honey bees as well as apiculture essentials such as colony care, honey extraction, parts of the hive, beekeeping equipment, and disease prevention. We will review the mechanics of manipulating the different hive components as well as cover strategies for colony management throughout the cycle of the seasons.

Instructor Toby Sheppard Bloch has been stewarding bees together with his daughter since she was a first grader — on his roof, in community gardens, and at the Queens County Farm Museum. He’s endlessly fascinated by how bees solve collective action problems in transparent and democratic ways, advancing the common good of the colony while providing ecosystem services critical to food production and reproduction of other species. Toby hopes he can be as useful to the world and his community as bees are.


  • Advance online tickets are required as space is limited.
  • This class is part of the Public Education Program at Queens Farm and is open to ages 18+.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.


June 24, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Queens County Farm Museum
73-50 Little Neck Parkway
Floral Park, NY 11004 United States