Invest in your ESG performance and support bee habitat
Use scientific data collected by your bees to measure your organization’s environmental impact, improve your property’s landscaping, and contribute to global pollinator research.
Take the next step in your sustainability journey
Make a positive impact on the urban environment and the wellbeing of wild and honey bees.
✔️ Track and improve your property’s environmental impact
Support pollinator populations, implement bee-friendly planting recommendations, and measure your sustainable impact through data collected by your own bees.
✔️ Increase ESG awareness in your community
Connect with your tenants and community and showcase your ESG efforts through events, communications tools, and the interactive online platform MyHive.
✔️ Receive recognition for your building’s sustainability performance
Your bee program can help you earn points towards green building certifications like BOMA 360, BOMA BEST, BREEAM, and LEED.
Use hive data to make a difference
Build your social and environmental management plan and track your impact.
Social and environmental reporting
Receive an impact assessment tracking the health of
your bees as well as your bee program’s effect on
your community and the local environment.
Global honey bee biomonitoring network
Your data will be confidentially shared with a global
network to further scientific research on pollinator protection and environmental advocacy.
Bee-friendly garden consultation
Create a bee-friendly oasis and increase local plant
diversity with Alvéole’s planting recommendations,
based on data collected from your hive.
There’s a reason we’re doing this: by adopting honey bees, we are helping change people’s perspective of the urban environment and reconnecting our community with the subtle wonders of nature.
- Mid-America (Chicago)
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)
We have implemented a number of initiatives to promote sustainable best practices across the portfolio and in every facet of our operations. Crown (Realty Partners) is committed to being a leader in the field while continuing to learn and improve our efforts and partnerships.
- Director PM, Crown Realty Partner (Toronto)
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
Our team of specialists will assess your needs
We work with you to understand your goals, determine if your property is suitable for bees, discuss safety and insurance, and answer any questions you may have.
Hive and bee hotel installation, maintenance, and care
Your dedicated beekeeper will provide regular maintenance and care to ensure that your bees stay happy and healthy.
Activate your MyHive page and schedule your team building activities
Share your MyHive page with your network, keep track of scheduled hive visits and book team building activities.
Enjoy ultra local honey and measure your impact
Take part in a honey extraction and offer your custom branded honey jars as sweet corporate gifts. Receive a social and environmental report assessing the health of your bees and the impact of your bee program.
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.
Webinar: How urban beehives impact your ESG strategy and local biodiversity
APILAB and QuadReal Property Group discuss the ways bees can help address environmental issues and how an urban bee program can bring value to a property.
How ESG leader QuadReal Property Group invests in their portfolio with beehives
How the company’s bee program drives tenant engagement and environmental awareness across Canada.
What it really means to “save the bees”
While “save the bees” has served as an important rallying cry for the movement to protect pollinators, you may be surprised that you won’t hear us using it at Alvéole.
How installing a beehive can help your property earn green building certifications
Earn points towards some of the top green building certifications on the CRE market.