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Health and Mental Hygiene, Department of City
The NYC Health Code Article 161 requires persons keeping non-aggressive honeybees in New York City for recreational or commercial purposes to register with the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Office of Vector Surveillance and Control. This registration informs the Department of the location of the hive(s) and the quantity of colonies maintained at a specific location.

Maintaining unregistered beehives in New York City is illegal and may lead to fines.

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