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

Cooking With Honey

A guest post from the My Honey Crate Blog. It’s that time of the year. The family’s on their way over and you’re cooking a meal to feed a small army for Thanksgiving. We wanted to give you a few tips on working honey into your recipes to add natural sweetening and extra flavor. 1)...
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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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