Queens-based beekeeper talks growing honey business from his rooftop and participation in local initiative to help the bees

What started as hobby ended up being a huge career move for a Queens-based beekeeper.

Nick Hoefly started beekeeping in 2015 after he and a friend decided to each get a hive of their own.

“My wife and I had just bought a house and we were lucky enough to have an outside space,” said Hoefly. “I had been talking with a friend of mine and we were kicking ideas back and forth on what we should do. Considering that I had a nice flat rooftop. we got talking about using that space and I started coming across rooftop hives and that peaked both of our interests. We both got hives that year and we put them on my roof. It was a blast taking care of the bees.”

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