New York City Honey Day at the High Line

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Wednesday, July 31, 2013 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

New York City Honey Day at the High Line

EnlargeHigh Line Field Station

Honeybees are crucial pollinators for food crops, and because they usually travel no more than three miles from their hives, local honey is infused with a true taste of place. In New York City, where beekeeping is thriving, honeybees gather nectar and pollen from street trees, flowerbeds, backyard gardens, and public parks – like the High Line – to create honey that’s a unique reflection of the urban biodiversity of New York City. During Honey Day at the High Line, visitors are invited to taste their way through New York City’s honey offerings, and meet beekeepers from all five boroughs.

See below for more information on the day's events.

HONEY MARKET: MEET THE BEEKEEPERS
2:00 – 6:00 PM, All ages
New York City Honey Day will welcome the best artisanal beekeepers from the city’s five boroughs. Visitors will have the opportunity to learn more about urban beekeeping in New York City, taste and compare honeys, and even purchase honey to take home.

OBSERVATION HIVE WITH LIVE BEES
2:00 – 6:00 PM, All Ages
Brooklyn Grange will host a honey bee exploration station where visitors of all ages can get an up-close-and-personal look at live bees doing their thing. Sharpen your eyes to spot the queen bee or catch a glimpse of the nuanced “waggle dance” that bees use to communicate the location of nectar hot spots.

These Observation Hives are safe and sealed, so come push your nose up to the glass!

WILD WEDNESDAY: CREATURE FEATURE WITH BEES
4:00 – 6:00 PM, Ages 4+
Join Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm and local NYC beekeepers for High Line Honey Day, and find out how bees use flower power. Taste local honey, make your own busy bees, and check out live beehives in action.

LOCATION
14th Street Passage, on the High Line at West 14th Street

This program is free and open to visitors of all ages. No RSVP is required.

Special food offerings featuring local honey will be available for purchase from the High Line’s food vendors, including L’Arte del Gelato, People’s Pops, and Melt Bakery, located on the High Line between Little West 12th Street and West 18th Street.

SUPPORT
This program is presented by Friends of the High Line in partnership with Brooklyn Grange Rooftop Farm.

Brooklyn Grange