Apiaries 

Did you know, Eighth Avenue Place is home to approximately 600,000 honey bees?

Their mini office towers (aka “apiaries”) are located on the 3rd floor Green Roof over the spring and summer each year. Keep an eye out for them buzzing around in our bee-friendly flower gardens.

Fun Facts 

They are fast!

A bees wings beat 190 times a second, or 11,400 times a minute

Honey makes you smarter!

Honey is the only food that contains “pinocembrin” which is an antioxidant that improves brain function

They don’t all sting!

Worker bees, who are all female, are the only ones that will attack, and only if they feel threatened

No sleeping on the job!

Honey Bees never sleep

They are ancient!

Honey Bees have been around for more than 30 million years

Not a lot!

One Honey Bee will only produce about 1/12 of a teaspoon of honey in its life

We are proud to be the home of this not so little community!
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