We’re proud to take part in the movement for a more eco-conscious city by installing beehives on our roof!
Starting this upcoming spring, we will be adding an additional beehive to host 2 beehives. Our thousands of new colleagues will pollinate the urban flora that surrounds us during the summer. At the end of the season, we’ll harvest their honey and share it with our community.
What about stings?
Don’t fret! Bees really aren’t interested in human beings. They have one goal, and one goal only: to collect nectar and pollen from flowers within a 3 miles radius of their hive and bring it back to ensure the colony’s development. Plus, bees die when they use their sting. It causes them to lose their stinger and a part of their abdomen - meaning they really have no interest in doing so, unless they feel their colony is threatened.
Take flight with Alvéole!
Our project is realized in collaboration with Alvéole, a social beekeeping company. Since 2013, Alvéole has partnered with hundreds of companies and schools on beekeeping projects. Each hive creates greater ecological awareness, allowing city dwellers to reconnect with nature and adjust their sense of responsibility towards the environment.
You can find more information about the building’s beehives and events at our building’s MyHive website, which can be accessed at https://myhive.alveole.buzz/hines-1900-k-street. While it is sparse for now, as we progress throughout this upcoming season, Alvéole will continue to populate the page with photos and videos from inspections and workshops.
If you have any questions or would like to know more about the project, please feel free to reach out to our beekeeper Danny at firstname.lastname@example.org.