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Beekeeping Takes off at O’Hare

Last year we wrote about beekeeping programs at Düsseldorf International Airport and seven other airports in Germany, where bees have helped monitor local air quality since 1999. Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport is now the first US airport…

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Places: Hong Kong Honey

We’ve done a few posts on urban beekeeping- from a hotel rooftop apiary in Boston to a UK supermarket keeping bees to help pollenate local crops. The above video, via…

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InterContinental Boston Sous Chef Cyrille Couet at work

InterContinental Boston’s Rooftop Apiary

We recently paid a visit to the InterContinental Boston, a four-diamond hotel on Boston’s historic waterfront, which has introduced the city’s first hotel rooftop apiary. Since early summer, the hotel’s colony has grown to more than 40,000 bees,…

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Bee Mystery Solved?

Just how important are bees to our well-being? The mystery of widespread “colony collapse disorder” (CCD)- a disease that has wiped out 20 to 40 percent of bee colonies since 2006- has inspired an unlikely partnership between military scientists and…

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Brands: Burt’s Bees

The story of Burt’s Bees is a remarkable one, from humble beginnings in the backwoods of Maine where apiarists Burt Shavitz and Roxanne Quimby slept in an 8′x8′ turkey coop…to today’s success as one…

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German Airport To Use Bees To Monitor Air Quality

In April, we posted a story about how a UK Supermarket was installing eight ‘bee hotels’ on land around its new eco-store location in Gloucestershire. Sainsbury’s beekeeping efforts are aimed at helping to improve crop pollination…

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