Andrew Coté, NYC Beekeeper, on Urban Apiculture (And Getting Bees in His Nose!)

Last week, the Voice brought you news of bees(!), which have been swarming New York with the onset of warm weather.

If the thought of thousands of stinging insects flying around the city en masse sounds scary, fear not! We had the chance to catch up with Andrew Coté, often billed as the city's "busiest beekeeper," via e-mail and ask him a few questions about urban apidae -- namely, whether the bees are trying to kill us.

(They're not! But if you see them swarming, you should contact him ASAP!)

Coté is a fourth-generation beekeeper and founder of The New York City Beekeepers Association and Bees Without Borders, a non-profit that teaches impoverished people in developing countries how to produce honey for income. So what did he have to say?

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