Rooftop Apiary at Boston hotel!!
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  1. #1
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    Oct 2010
    Burlington, VT

    Default Rooftop Apiary at Boston hotel!!

    We recently paid a visit to the InterContinental Boston, a four-diamond hotel on Bostonís historic waterfront, which has introduced the cityís first hotel rooftop apiary. Since early summer, the hotelís colony has grown to more than 40,000 bees, hard at work pollinating the flora of an approximate 4 mile radius of the hotel, which includes Bostonís 21 acre green space, the Rose Kennedy Greenway. While the hotel wonít harvest honey this year, giving the colony a chance to build a reserve and survive its first winter, it expects to harvest as much as 40 lbs of honey season after season.

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  3. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    Auckland,Auckland,New Zealand

    Default Re: Rooftop Apiary at Boston hotel!!

    Ha! I like the pic of the guy working it with his Barista uniform on!!

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    St Albans, Vermont

    Default Re: Rooftop Apiary at Boston hotel!!

    We have a restaurant here in Halifax that keeps hives on top of the hotel it's in. Then they feature the honey in several dishes on the menu.

    Personally, I've thought about inquiring about access to rooftops here in Halifax in the future. There are an awful lot of large, sunny commercial rooftops around...


  5. #4
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    Sep 2009
    Dexter, Maine

    Default Re: Rooftop Apiary at Boston hotel!!

    I like the wind break, just put the hive in a 3 sided box.

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