Thursday Apr 04, 2024

26. Holistic Edge Radio w Guest Nick Hoefly NYC Rooftop Beekeeper, Launching a Honey Business, Training to Become a Beekeeper One Host Enoe Aracely Brown

Meet Nick Hoefly,. is a NYC beekeeper who started this interest as a hobby and now oversees 50 beehives across the city on rooftops to Greenwood Cemetery. He will speak about how he learned to work with honeybees, created his own retail honey business, and how he trains students to become beekeepershow rooftop honey bees go hand-in--hand with green markets in NYC; how they hold honey tasting events at Astor Apiaries. Halso tells us about bee nutrition, fighting disease, how we can help honeybees in the city, and how corporations, organizations and parks support the honeybee throughout the year.


Music Featured:


I Will Be By Your Side by MeloMance; Superstar by Lee Seung Hyub (J.Don) (featuring Cheeze) Solo Debut 
Guest Bio
Nick Hoefly is a Certified Master Beekeeper and shares his passion through classes and events dedicated to honey bees and pollinators, as well as online through several social channels. A veteran of the TV/Film industry, Nick found bees when he took up beekeeping as a hobby with a friend. The hobby grew and he eventually founded Astor Apiaries with his wife, Ashley. Astor Apiaries is now one of the leading apiaries in the New York City area. Since then his apiaries have grown to over 50 hives in multiple locations all over New York City.Nick has developed several beekeeping classes, hive tours, a full beginner’s course, and a year-long urban beekeeping apprenticeship. He is certified as a Master Beekeeper by the Dyce Lab for Honey Bee Studies at Cornell University and the Apiary Manager for The Bee Conservancy(TBC), developing and overseeing the beekeeping strategy at TBC Bee Sanctuaries across NYC. Nick is also recognized by the Italian National Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey.
Through his experience, Nick regularly holds honey tastings throughout the year. Furthermore, he’s personally curated the unique collection of honey varietals sold by Astor Apiaries in addition to his NYC Raw Honey. He has been interviewed by New York Times, The Today Show, Martha Stewart, AM NY, and so on.


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