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NYC Honey Week Apiary Tour at The Salt Lot

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Gowanus Design Summit

The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is excited to announce the Gowanus Design Summit, a conference aimed at fostering dialogue, collaboration, and innovation among design professionals invested in the future of the Gowanus Canal Watershed.

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Gowanus Canal Fall Walking Tours

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Urban Ecology Lecture Series

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Whole Foods Bench Sponsorship Opportunity

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NYC Honey Week Apiary Tour at the Conservancy

Join the Conservancy's upcoming Apiary Tour September 20!



The Role of Honeybees and Other Pollinators in Urban Areas Urban Ecology Lecture

The Role of Honeybees and Other Pollinators in Urban Areas 

Timothy O'Neal
September 10, 2014, 6:30 - 8:00 PM
FIND Home Furnishing 43 9th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215  

In partnership with NYC Honey Week, Tim O'Neal and Shelly Fank of Borough Bees will discuss the role of honeybees and other pollinators in our local, nationals, and global food systems, with a particular focus on urban areas. Conservancy volunteer beekeepers will discuss our thriving Gowanus hives.

Tim O'Neal is a NYC public school biology teacher who maintains and consults on hives throughout the city. He has kept bees for almost 20 years and got his first two hives in middle school. Shelly Fank has worked as an environmental consultant, native plant conservationist and beekeeper all over the U.S.

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The Gowanus Canal Conservancy is an independent environmental 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization formed in 2006. More >