Hive Placement Proposal
Developing Green Relationships with Building Owners
Technology Meets Nature with the High Rise Honey package. Throughout winter, bees will be front and center in your produce sections or front of store or with a suspended Glass Enclosed Live HiveTM. In summer, bees will be on the rooftops with a camera offering customers real-time 24/7 connection throughout your stores on TV screens. People want to see, and learn from the bees; they are fascinating beings. The bee was just declared the most important living being on the planet by the Royal Geographical Society of London.
We are committed to creating one of the largest ever urban honey bee studies entitled “The Bee Project”. The focus will be on what the honey bees are eating and drinking and how they are adapting to the environment; results will be revealed by testing and analyzing urban honey hives across Canada. Together, we will tell the story of how your company is a leader in actively supporting biodiversity and a healthy environment while championing urban bee survival.
The Bee Project seeks to address issues of sustainability of the food supply, it also aims to raise awareness of the importance of Bees – while creating delicious honey. Your otherwise invisible rooftops can become a valuable, safe habitat, to what the Earth Watch Institute concluded are the most important living beings on the planet. Staff and Customers will share a common pride in playing a part in advancing Bee sustainability improving the local ecosystem and being an important link to a national movement of Saving the Honey Bee. Our goal is to help the bees pollinate one plant, one bee and one tree at a time.
Everything starts and ends with the Bees. High Rise Honey provides a complete, turn-key and low impact Bee Hosting package which would provide companies additional and innovative, local, opportunities to drive customer traffic and promote regular purchaser loyalty.
Honey Bees and Beehives Have Hit the Corporate Radar
In the midst of worrying stories about declining bee populations, it has become a popular pursuit of businesses and government to install the hives with great fanfare to signal their green credentials.
The hives are installed on Fortune 500 companies which will pollinate local gardens and fruit trees, produce honey and engage the community in important environmental discussions. The hives on the buildings have affected the way companies think about bees, farming and the plight of pollinators. Together, they’re not only producing local honey, but also inspiring people to become ambassadors for a bee‑friendly environment.
Corporate Bee Support
Corporations – especially those involved in the food production industry have taken steps to become more Bee friendly. One very visible campaign is General Mills and Cheerios “Bring Back the Bees” where consumers can request free, bee friendly seeds to plant in their yards. This campaign is aimed at a younger generation.
The “Bee a Keeper” video shows youth assuming responsibility for the future ‑ the future of bees, the future of the Earth.
Research has shown the importance to consumers on having a relationship with their food producers. Buying from local beekeepers and farmers, and having a relationship with where your food comes from, means you know what happens with your food before it gets to your mouth. Canadian honey has an excellent reputation for quality and production practices. The market would benefit from a consolidated approach to ensuring this reputation is entrenched.
Concerned by a growing sense of disconnection between food production and consumption. This project not only seeks to address issues of sustainability, it also aims to raise awareness of the importance of bees while creating delicious honey. Agi-fiood education is an important element to reduce the distance from production to plate from kilometers to meters.