There’s no denying that honeybees are a vital part of human existence. They do much more than produce honey: the insects’ bigger job, to pollinate the world’s crops, makes them essential to the survival of our agricultural system. As the honeybee’s existence becomes threatened, NYC’s Honey Week provides information about their significance through classes, workshops, honey-themed dinners and cooking demos. The festival culminates at the daylong Honey Fest on the Rockaway Boardwalk (at Beach 86th Street) on September 17; you’ll find music, art, kids’ activities and a bee-product marketplace. For more information, visit nychoneyweek.com.
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