With urban ecologist Doug Sponsler, I’ve co-authored a perspective article in the journal People and Nature offering guidelines for maximizing the socio-ecological benefits of urban beekeeping. Our focus is North American cities. We have a lot to say in this perspective piece, on everything ranging from stings to honey production to beekeeper accountability and roles as educators. We hope it makes an impact on the world of beekeepers as well as urban policy-makers.
You can view the article here.
And here’s some photos from our field research times, just for fun.