What's all the buzz at RISE? 

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Bees! Yes, queens, workers, and drones are making their way to Far Rockaway to pollinate the flowers and vegetation, create honey, and make the peninsula home.

RISE recently kicked off a new beekeeping initiative. As part of the project all RISE staff have been training with Master Beekeeper Carl Flatow.

Currently RISE has four hives, and the bees seem to be thriving on all the open outdoor space for them to pollinate. Check our photos and regular updates.

Special thanks to Bee Smart Designs for their product donations for our beekeeping. To learn more check out