District Residents can now “apply to keep their personally-owned honeybee hive on one of seven designated beehive sites”

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From DPR:

“The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) today announced a new beekeeping program in partnership with the DC Beekeepers Alliance.  In an effort to support urban beekeeping and to increase pollination in the District, residents of the District of Columbia may apply to keep their personally-owned honeybee hive on one of seven (7) DPR designated beehive sites. 

Bees are essential to the health of the ecosystem and natural environment. Bees contribute to the pollination of seeds which ultimately yield flowering plants and fruit.

To participate in the beekeeping program, individuals must be District residents, complete a twelve (12) hour beekeeping course, and submit an application available on DPR’s website. Space is very limited.

For more information, application, and frequently asked questions please visit: Urban Beekeeping Program

and remember: “If you see a swarm of bees, please call or text (202) 255-4318 or email [email protected] and and a team of DC beekeepers will spring into action to give house-searching honeybees the home they are looking for!”

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