In short, we are a network of rooftop apiaries across Queens, NY.

Astor Apiaries is the urban beekeeping project of Nick and Ashley Hoefly. Our goal is to foster and benefit bee populations in the NYC area through awareness, education and hand-on experience offered to the general public. We also seek to reclaim wasted rooftop space and provide a positive net impact on the surrounding environment.


from our blog

Home Brewing With Honey at QED

Always wanted to brew an adult beverage in the comfort of your own home? Learn the basics of home brewing! Join beekeeper and hobby home brewer Nick Hoefly to learn the process of home brewing and turning honey into mead. Class will start with a brief discussion on the basics, and a honey and mead...
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Astor Apiaries Selected As A Vendor for NYC HoneyFest

NYC Honey Fest is another great event to add to your calendar, and we’ll have a booth there! Celebrate National Honey Month with us on September 23rd on the Rockaway Boardwalk at NYC Honey Fest. Beekeepers from across NYC will come together to showoff their honey and related goods. You can literally get honey from...
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The Many Uses of Beeswax At QED

Announcing our next class at QED called “The Many Uses of Beeswax”. This class will be half discussion and half hands-on. We’ll talk about how bees make beeswax, how beekeepers turn comb into usable beeswax bars, and what you can make with it. After our discussion, we’ll fire up some hot plates and make beeswax...
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