Our innovative approach to sustainability allows companies to successfully sponsor green initiatives throughout landmark locations in their local communities.
Bee Downtown sponsored hives allow businesses to play a direct role in stabilizing honey bee populations. Our carefully crafted program ensures expert maintenance of hives and tailored corporate social responsibility initiatives throughout the year to create a custom annual environmental impact report for each of our partners.
Bee Downtown hives are hand painted by local artists with the company's logo displayed front and center. Each hive is expertly maintained and cared for throughout the year by one of our full time Bee Downtown beekeepers.
All hives are delivered to their locations the second week of April, along with all of the necessary equipment to ensure the hives success, a colony of honey bees, and an informal class for employees to watch and learn from the beekeepers during the installation.
The honey produced by your hive is yours to keep. Think of it as a “sweet treat” from the bees! We collect and extract the honey from your hive and store it in food grade buckets. You have the choice of bottling the honey yourself or, for a small fee, Bee Downtown will bottle and custom label your honey.
In the spring through the fall you can expect to see your beekeeper working the hives every two weeks. In the winter, while the bees are inactive, our beekeepers will visit hives once a month.
Bee Downtown and participating companies, are collectively working together like a hive, to rebuild the vital bee population with a full service sustainability and employee engagement solution for corporations looking to create a positive environmental impact and bring a one of a kind opportunity for employees to their campus.
While we will do everything in our power to keep your hive strong and healthy, there are times when a hive is unsuccessful. If this should happen we will replace your colony of bees, free of charge, at the earliest bees are available.
*Please note in the first year a hive will not produce enough honey for us to take from the bees, but by the second year a hive in the city can produce about 40 pounds of honey in a season.