Kind of wondering for chefs or restaurant owners or even with hotels if this is some attraction they can use to build value or charge more. For instance, hotels can host lessons or training. Restaurants can use forage and honey in their food....all while being able to claim sustainability.Perhaps the real question is; what is there available for forage? If the bees are in high car traffic areas that also might be an issue. I have considered putting a hive or 2 at my warehouse in the city. There is a railway green strip right next to it as well as a creek bottom within a 3rd mile. Lots of trees. They would be on the ground at the rear of the warehouse so out of harms way and vehicle traffic. The only consideration would be the billboard sign about 30 ft. away given that the sign will be changed every so often and I can't guarantee that the bees will be nice.
yep, and there is a whole green washing business along these lines as wellall while being able to claim sustainability
I know of a hotel in Westminster (Colorado) that had beehives on their roof in cooperation with a local organization. I don't know if they still do, but at the time I think they were using some of the honey from the hives on their roof in mixed drinks at their bar. The roof was 10+ stories up, so I suspect by the time the bees fly down they are well away from the hotel and do not bother the guests much.