Making Buzz in the News

Here are some of the exciting ways The Bee Conservancy has been advocating for bees, habitat, and communities. If you are a member of the media and would like to speak with a member of our team about our work, pollinator conservation, or other sustainability topics, drop us a line.

Featured Press

Pollinator Power Party on Governors Island

The Bee Conservancy celebrated World Bee Day (May 20th) in style this year with our partners Zarbee’s and Con Edison. Featuring a live brass band, hive dives, and lots of informative and fun activities, guests of Governors Island were able to take a peek into the world of bees and leave with a greater appreciation for our buzzworhthy friends.

New Native Bee Sanctuary at World Trade Center Campus

On April 27th, 2022, The Bee Conservancy and the Port Authority of NY & NJ welcomed NYC Girl Scouts to Liberty Park to celebrate our first Bee Sanctuary dedicated exclusively to fostering ground- and cavity-nesting bees! The Scouts participated in an imaginative performance of the reproductive lifecycle of a mason bee (with an original Scout-choreographed impromptu dance to boot) and helped us install two more native bee habitats in the park!

Building Bee Houses 2021

Learn about our collaboration with Brooklyn Woods, the org that’s hand-crafting our native bee houses for our Sponsor-a-Hive award. They train low-income and unemployed individuals for woodworking careers, and it’s been unbee-lievable to work with them.

Protecting Bees and Building Communities Together 2021

Take a peek inside our hive to learn more about why we started this organization, the impact of bees on our daily lives and ecosystems, and the challenges bees face today. Video courtesy of APlus media.

RuPaul's Drag Race: Beehive Jive

Season 12, episode 4 of RuPaul’s Drag Race featured a “Beehive Jive” mini-challenge and raised awareness about declining bee populations. After crowning a new queen bee, RuPaul announced a generous donation to our organization and encouraged audiences to check out our online resources on air.


Governors Island de Nueva York en Aquí la TierraHere, the Earth on RTVE, June 2024


New York, stop bumbling on bees and help them,” New York Daily News, April 2022

Bees to join the workforce at the World Trade Center,” Press Release – Port Authority of NY & NJ, April 2022


A battle over saving bees,” Hill Country Observer, December 2021

Op-Ed – Let’s thank bees by ditching needless pesticide uses,” AMNY, November 2021

Get a Peek Inside This “Buzzy” Dinner from Jack Daniel’s,” BizzBash, October 2021

Hot Pics – Save The Bees,” US Weekly, September 2021

Jack Daniel’s Honey and The Bee Conservancy Want The World To “Bee” A Better Place,” Forbes, September 2021

Birds and Bees Protection Act Public Hearing Sparks Debate,” NRDC, September 2021

Bee Houses Installed By Conservancy In Riverside Park: See It,” Patch, August 2021

Aberfeldy partners with The Bee Conservancy,” The Spirits Business, August 2021

Neonicotinoids Harm Bees at Far Below the Label Recommended Dose, Study Finds,” EcoWatch, August 2021

Why Beekeeping Is Booming in New York: ‘A Hive Is a Box of Calm’,” New York Times, July 2021

Protecting Bees And Building Communities Together,” A Plus, June 2021

So You Want to Be a Beekeeper…Or Just Be There for the Bees,” NRDC, May 2021

How It’s Done: Making Bee Habitats in Gardens, Trees Protects the Ecosystem,” Tahlequah Daily Press, April 2021

Tribe Installs Bee Pollinator Homes Through Conservancy,” Tahlequah Daily Press, April 2021

Apply to Sponsor-a-Hive to Help Native Bees,” Birds & Blooms, April 2021

Group Is Giving Away Hundreds of Homes for Native Bees,” Treehugger, April 2021

The Bee Conservancy Saves Pollinators With Hive Program,” Cairns Magazine, April 2021

PRESS RELEASE: The Bee Conservancy Opens 2021 Sponsor-a-Hive Program with Unprecendented Push across North America Amid Native Bee Crisis March 2021



How to Turn Cities Into Pollinator Sanctuaries,” Island Press, October 2019

How to Get Bees to Buzz Off—Without Harming Them,” Hearst Magazine Media, October 2019

How a Rooftop Meadow of Bees and Butterflies Shows N.Y.C.’s Future,” New York Times Company, October 2019

How Urban Beekeeping Might Save Our Food,” Verizon Media, September 2019

What Trixie Mattel Can’t Live Without,” Vox Media, August 2019

BeeBlitz 2019 Kicks off on Governors Island,” CBS Broadcasting Inc., June 2019

Experts Address How to Bolster Bees at Home,” C&G Publishing, – May 2019

Project Runway on Bravo May 2019


6 Easy Ways You Can Help Save the Bees,” Los Angeles Times, June 2016

Abejas de Nueva York,” La Vanguardia Ediciones Todos, October 2013