27 Aug '12, 5pm

Beekeeping at Narrows Botanical Gardens - Lindsay puts on a bee suit - GREAT pix!

Beekeeping at Narrows Botanical Gardens - Lindsay puts on a bee suit - GREAT pix!

Bees at Narrows Botanical Gardens in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I walked down the street in the summer heat, wearing long sleeves, pants, sneakers and socks and mumbled the mantra “you can do this.” I received a call from the man I was about to meet. He asked me a peculiar question. “You didn’t eat a banana today, did you?” said Jimmy Johnson, founder of Narrows Botanical Gardens and an avid beekeeper. Jimmy Johnson, founder of Narrows Botanical Gardens. I was on my way to spend an afternoon as a beekeeper, and fortunately I had not eaten a banana that morning. Jimmy said when a colony of bees feels they are in danger, they release pheromones, chemicals that smell similar to a banana. I had interviewed Maryam Henein , director of Vanishing of the Bees for “Heroines for the Planet” several months ago, and she inspired me to want to get to know bees better. After meeting Jimmy ear...

Full article: http://eco-chick.com/2012/08/11617/beekeeping-in-brooklyn/

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