Waldorf-Astoria Beehives Creating Big Buzz

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Bee City USA founders, Phyllis and Richard Stiles, recently had a tour of the Waldorf-Astoria’s rooftop apiary in New York.

David Garcelon put beehives and a garden on the roof when he became Director of Culinary in 2011. The hives produced 250 pounds of honey last year–enough to serve honey ice cream in the hotel restaurant!

Garcelon is cooking up more than just delicious food; he’s raising awareness of how important honeybees are to our food supply. It seems to be working; the story on their website received 5 billion hits and restaurants and hotels around the world are establishing rooftop apiaries.


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