ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT TRACKING
Track your building’s impact with science-based biodiversity data
Take your ESG reporting to the next level. Work with research scientists to analyze samples from your honey bee hive and produce trackable biodiversity data.
How does it work?
You can use your hive data to make a difference on a global scale.
Samples are taken from your hive
3 times per year, your beekeeper will take samples of honey, pollen, and bees from your hive.
Samples are analyzed
Samples are analyzed by Apilab researchers to determine the diversity of flowers in the area, pollen quality, and indicators that the bees are healthy.
Track your impact
Receive 3 environmental reports per year. Include this science-based data in your ESG report and track your environmental impact year over year.
Based on the results, you’ll receive recommendations to improve the quality of biodiversity around your property.
Support pollinators globally
The data from your hive is confidentially shared with a global network of scientists to support research on pollinator health and protection.
Be at the forefront of positive environmental change in your city
Make a positive impact on the urban environment and the health of pollinators.
✔️ Get quantitative data from expert research scientists
Hive analyses are conducted by Apilab, the scientific research institute managing the biggest worldwide honey bee biomonitoring network.
✔️ Track and improve your property’s environmental impact
Receive biodiversity data for your ESG report, monitor your building’s impact year over year, and get actionable recommendations to better support biodiversity.
✔️ Qualify for green building certifications
Alvéole’s nature-based programs earn points towards green building frameworks like BOMA BEST, BREEAM, GRESB, LEED and WELL.
To make decisions, to push the envelope as sustainability professionals, you need science-based data. Getting biodiversity data can be a bit difficult. So having these indicators is really exciting.
- National Manager, Wellness & Healthy Buildings, QuadReal Property Group
As we work to lighten our environmental footprint, Independence’s support of urban beehives presents a unique opportunity to positively impact the surrounding ecosystem by repurposing unused space.
- Senior Vice President, IBX (Philly)
A customized solution to meet your needs
Impact your corporate sustainability management plan.
Commercial Real Estate
Repurpose unused space on your property to stand out from the crowd and further your sustainability efforts.
Develop your Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and corporate sustainability plan.
Get hands-on with nature – these programs offer endless opportunities for cross-curricular educational exploration.
Launch your sustainable bee program in 4 easy steps
Answers to your questions
What is biomonitoring?
Biomonitoring is a way of assessing the environment by analyzing plants or animals. Because bees fly, forage, and drink within a 3 mile (5km) radius of their hive, they act as tiny data collectors, making them an excellent indicator of the level of biodiversity in their environment.
We analyze the bees, pollen, and honey to learn about the local area and the health of the colony.
What does it mean to be part of a global honey bee biomonitoring network?
Alvéole works with APILAB, a scientific research firm specialized in honey bees, to analyze data collected from your hive.
That data is then confidentially shared with Vigilife, a global biomonitoring network. This network aims to share knowledge with the worldwide scientific community to better understand the causes of bee mortality and contribute important knowledge to research promoting the protection of pollinators.
What can bees tell us about the environment?
By analyzing the bees, pollen, and honey throughout the season, we can see which flowers are blooming and when. This also tells us about the quality of the bees’ food resources and their likelihood of surviving winter.
With this information, we can recommend the best plants to grow to increase floral diversity and support pollinators. By analyzing the bees year over year, we can monitor the impact buildings and human interaction have on the local environment.
What data is included in the environmental and social reports?
The social report demonstrates the educational impact of your bee program on your community. It tracks online engagement, team-building participation, and your program’s contribution to a local 1% for the Planet organization.
The environmental report includes quantitative data about the health of your bees, the level of plant diversity in the area, and planting recommendations you can implement to improve it.
Can Alvéole’s solutions help me earn green building certifications?
Yes, our services can help properties earn points towards some of the top green building certifications on the market. Learn more here.
What if the results in my environmental report are not good?
There is no such thing as bad results. All data is useful data, even if your biodiversity index is low. Before you can start taking action to improve the biodiversity levels in your environment, you need to have a good understanding of where you’re starting from and what areas require improvement.
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