Beehives Take Over D.C. Hotel Rooftop

by  Jennifer Bernstein | Oct 20, 2009
Bees / Ivan Marjanovic/iStock

With honeybees rapidly disappearing in the U.S. over the last couple years, one hotel is stepping in to save black and yellow buzzers and the sweet golden nectar they provide.  The Fairmont Washington D.C. recently let 105,000 honeybees check in to three new hives on the hotel’s roof.  The 300 pounds of honey that the bees are expected to yield within the first year will be used in soups, salad dressings, pastries, ice cream and other delectable creations in the hotel’s Juniper restaurant

Of course, this begs the question: Will guests want to stay in a hotel that is also home to over 100,000 bees? Would you?

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