Rooftop honeybees create business buzz

How two convention centers served by Centerplate make their rooftop apiaries a showcase for sustainability and a source of hyper-local honey for sweet menu items.

Using bees as tiny ambassadors and providers of delicious honey has emerged as a totally buzz-worthy way to engage with guests, staff, the community and nature.

“Keeping bees is always going to be something that’s of interest to the public and it can differentiate one business from the next,” says Andrew Pollard, regional vice president with Centerplate at Vancouver Convention Centre in British Columbia. “It can become a signature.”

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