We spoke to Chase Emmons, the chief beekeeper at Brooklyn Grange, about the storm’s impact on their farm and beehives. Although the rooftop farms survived the storm, Brooklyn Grange Apiary experienced catastrophic destruction. Most of the beehives, bees, and equipment were lost- totaling $10,000 in damage.

“Our strict goal is coming back bigger and stronger than we were this year. We are not going to let this set us back. No matter what we are coming back next year.” — Chase Emmons of Brooklyn Grange