Gallery: 250,000 Bees Find A Home Atop the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in Man...

  • The 20th floor of New York’s Waldorf-Astoria now accommodates some rather unusual residents — around 250,000 bees living on the roof of the prestigious hotel. Transported to their new midtown Manhattan digs by a Lincoln Towncar, the pollinating inhabitants of the six beehives were placed there to support the PlaNYC initiative to plant 1,000,000 new trees over the next decade. The hotel will benefit directly too, with their own in-house supply of sustainable honey!

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  1. eidailey July 6, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Hurrah! What a great thing to do! I have about 40 bees feeding from my lavender plants. Wish I could keep hives but live in a complex that is at presesnt unenlightened!