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.
Header photo by: Nancy Lee Adamson
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