Photo: Shelley Fank This fall marks the first full year of legal honey harvesting in New York City -- and oh how sweet it is. In March of last year, the New York City Board of Health and Mental Hygiene took Apis mellifera, the common honeybee, off their list of insects and animals considered too dangerous for city life. As a result, beekeepers registered a record number of hives with the board in 2011. So many, in fact, that local suppliers were unable to meet the unprecedented demand for starter colonies. Meanwhile, NYC's hard core "beeks" have come out of …
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