The Baltimore Convention Center has teamed up with Urban Beekeeping Company, Alveole to install two beehives on the Center’s roof. This organization’s mission is to reconnect cities across the globe with sustainable programs such as beekeeping and educational environmental trainings. Since 2013 Alveole has connected over 100,000 people with bees creating opportunities for education as well as opportunities to increase pollinators in urban areas leading to a healthier greener environment.
In the fall of 2022, two professional beekeepers were assigned to our facility for installment and maintenance visits. They brought over 70,000 bees and placed bee hotels on the roof on the east side of the building. Both beehives further the Center's mission of creating a more sustainable environment and bring many benefits including:
• Education highlighting the importance of this species and all pollinators
• More pollinators growing the city’s ecosystem
• Honey for our catered meals
• A repurpose of our unused space
Since the installment of our colonies, the seasons have changed meaning beekeeping season has been undergoing hibernation. The Center is getting close to beginning beekeeping season and is excited for all the buzz. To stay updated with the BCC's Beehive click below!