Tag Archives: urban beekeeping

 

Busy Bees at GWU and Founding Farmers

Every once and a while, we at Beekeeper Group like to post about bee-related stories in the District and beyond.  So when I heard that my alma mater, GWU, recently developed its own urban apiary, I couldn’t resist sharing the story. It turns out that the new bee colony is something to be proud of.  Through a partnership with Founding Farmers, one of DC’s greenest (and tastiest) restaurants, GWU has helped establish the largest restaurant-owned urban apiary in the country.  […]
 
 

Un-BEE-lievable Dance Skills for a Cause

In light of the disappearance of honey bees around the world, Haagen-Dazs asks us to consider a world without honeybees. In a microsite that touts “Haagen-Dasz Loves Honey Bees,” the bee-loved ice cream maker teaches us the importance of these insects’ roles in pollenating fresh produce. Naturally, those here at Beekeeper Group couldn’t agree more. This crisis could not only be detrimental to the honey bee population, but it could also severely impact buzz-ness! So, here’s a video from helpthehoneybees.com, […]
 
 
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The Buzz on Beekeeping

Breaking news: Beekeeping is the new black.   This week’s New York magazine devotes a two-page spread to the city’s latest locavore hipster hobby, beekeeping. (Or as they put it: “the DIY, back-to-the-land fetish of the hour.”) Rooftop farming – so early May.   Thanks to the folks at BeeKeeper HQ, trendsetters that they are, that bees are hot wasn’t news to me. I understood the mechanics of the hive from their video, and since being identified by the quiz […]