Re the link to the new beekeeping site:

You might find this interesting — David Yassky, an up-and-coming Brooklyn city councillor, has taken up the crusade to legalize urban beekeeping.  Apparently there are quite a few underground (or more precisely rooftop) apiculturists operating in the shadows of the city.  Two links below — the second is to a local TV news story:

P.S. I tried to post this comment on the site itself, but that was apparently beyond my technical capabilities…