06/07/23 – Wildfire smoke reaches NYC

We experienced the impact of Canadian wildfires during the first week of the BUEE program.  Our excursion to Q Garden’s rooftop beehives was cut short due to smoke from these wildfires, which significantly impacted NYC’s air quality and blotted out the sun.  New York briefly had the worst air quality on the planet, striking evidence of the connectivity of the global ecosystem.