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New York City Is The Bee's Knees

There's a major buzz surrounding New York City and bees are responsible for it.

There's a major buzz surrounding New York City and bees are responsible for it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 1:00 GMT

NEW YORK (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – New York City is always buzzing.

Though many might argue that the reason for this constant buzz is the city’s exciting atmosphere, the New York City Beekeepers Association says the bees residents are keeping in the Big Apple might have something to do with it.

Founder Andrew Cote says that beekeeping has become the bee’s knees with New Yorkers in the know, who keep hives on their fire escapes or rooftops.

Though beekeepers in NYC often get complaints from neighbors who fear getting stung, Cote says, “I don’t care what they say. Their barking dogs and screaming children bother me, but we all have to live with it. We’re providing a service to the community.”

That service is pollinating a three-mile area surrounding their hives, leaving the city blooming with flowers.

Those who keep a hive also benefit from homemade honey, wax, and other useful goods.

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