Waldorf-Astoria Hotel Installs Bee Hives On Roof
NEW YORK — New York City’s Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is buzzing with thousands of tiny new visitors.
The luxury hotel has installed six beehives on its rooftop with the goal of harvesting honey by mid-summer. One mature hive has 20,000 bees and five starter hives have 5,000 bees each.
By August, the hotel hopes to host 300,000 bees in total.
The bees arrived last week in a luxury car. Then they were escorted through the lobby to their new home on the 20th floor.
Guests at the historic hotel can tour the hives. The insects also are visible from certain rooms.
Honey will be used in dishes served at the hotel’s restaurant.
Members of the public can help the hotel name the hives in a social media contest.