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Honey Bee Hive Products
While we’re often most familiar with honey and beeswax, bees create other products that can be (responsibly!) harvested as well. Ever heard of bee pollen, propolis, or royal jelly? Discover 5 different honey bee hive products and explore some of the various (and perhaps surprising!) benefits they hold for humans!
5 tricks to pack a zero-waste lunch
It’s easy to forget how much transportable lunch can be wasteful. Our food and packaging choices make a difference, and nobody needs more single-use plastic or food waste in their lives. Here are 5 zero-waste tricks for packing a more zero-waste lunch.
5 things you can do to help all pollinators – not just honey bees
Honey bees, wild bees, butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, and other pollinators help produce more than a third of all the food we eat. They’re also a keystone species - without them, the vast majority of wildflowers, shrubs, and trees wouldn’t be able to reproduce, which would in turn affect the other creatures who rely on this vegetation for survival.
Connecting with tenants during COVID-19
No matter their city or size, commercial property owners and managers across North America are facing the same challenge right now: COVID-19 has dramatically impacted their occupancy rates and changed the usage of their buildings. In the first weeks of the pandemic, we all scrambled to wrap our minds around this new unknown. But as reality settled in, we got wind of resilient property managers that had started setting plans into motion, getting creative and rethinking tenant engagement.
7 surprising facts about bee stings
Everybody knows it: bees have stingers and they know how to use them! Naturally, most people ponder stings with a mixture of fear and curiosity. In truth, bees are docile and hardworking by nature. Humans and bees can live together side-by-side quite pleasantly. Here are some interesting facts about bee stings that will probably surprise you.
5 low-cost ways to boost building sustainability without greenery
Did you know that there are countless simple ways to improve your building’s sustainability without breaking the bank? Here are five initiatives you should consider to get the green ball rolling and the environmental conversation going.
#FunFacts: 6 Things You Should Know about Honey
Did you know that North Americans consume a lot more honey than they can produce? In fact, numbers show that up to three-quarters of our honey comes from elsewhere. While that’s great for our collective sweet tooth, it can be trickier to know what’s in imported honey, with some blends including lesser ingredients like cheap corn syrup or unwelcome GMOs.
Tips and Hacks: Choosing an Urban Beekeeping Company
Contrary to popular belief– and to unfounded fears – almost any building can host a hive. But to truly take advantage of your urban beekeeping experience and keep your bees happy, you’re best to get the help of a qualified, experienced partner.