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250,000 bees atop New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel

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New York City's Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is now raising thousands of honey bees on its own urban rooftop.

Reminiscent of the way the Fairmont Royal York hotel installed a three-hive apiary 14 stories up above the streets of Toronto not long ago, so New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is now raising thousands of honey bees on its own urban rooftop. In fact, roughly a quarter of a million bees now make their home atop the Waldorf-Astoria. Not only does the hotel stand to reap a considerable supply of locally sourced honey in return – an ingredient that will be featured in its restaurant’s menu – but it also aims to help provide pollination to support the city’s recent campaign to plant a million new trees over the next decade. Guests at the hotel can also tour the six rooftop hives, according to a Huffington Post report. The video below explains the project in more detail: As bees continue to face an uncertain future, efforts like these offer the potential of a win-win-win for the bees, the hotels, and the planet. Hospitality providers around the globe: time to get involved in something similar yourself? Spotted by: Murtaza Patel

Website: www.waldorfastoria.com

Contact: www.waldorfastoria.hilton.com/en/wa/feedback/index.jhtml

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