The 3rd Annual New York City Honey Festival returned to the boardwalk, several blocks down from where it was held last year on a newly renovated portion of the shorefront structure at Beach 86th Street that was destroyed in Hurricane Sandy last October. The festival began in 2011, after the city legalized beekeeping, and was held at Beach 96th Street that year and last year. That portion of the boardwalk remains under reconstruction.
Revelers were able to taste honey from all over New York City.
At one table, homemade bee-inspired prints were made on T-shirts and tote bags.
Two festival organizers wear bee colors at the table as they sell raffles to raise money for local charities helping in the recovery from Hurricane Sandy.
A small girl is transformed into a bumble bee at the face-painting table.
Children joined in a hive-making workshop where they were able to make their own beehives out of flowers and bicycle wheels.
Young festival goers get a look at a live beehive.
Why do bees make honey? An explanation for children on how the sweet substance is produced.
Douglaston resident Ruth Harrigan talks about her honey and honey-made beauty products.