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What We Do

Our innovative approach to sustainability allows companies to successfully sponsor green initiatives throughout landmark locations in their local communities.

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Entrepreneurship Initiative/Nonprofit Institute

Entrepreneurship Initiative/Nonprofit Institute The Institute for Nonprofits started in 2002 at NC State University, and stemmed from a spirit for community engagement. Created by the College of Humanities and Social…

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SAS

SAS In the mid 1960s, there was a vast need for a computerized statistics program to help analyze large amounts of agricultural data that the United States government had collected….

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Waste Industries

Waste Industries Picking up your trash and recycling may be what first comes to mind when you think of Waste Industries, but they are so much more than that! For…

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Our Services

Bee Downtown sponsored hives allow businesses to play a direct role in stabilizing honey bee populations. Our carefully crafted program ensures expert maintenance of hives and tailored corporate social responsibility initiatives throughout the year to create a custom annual environmental impact report for each of our partners.

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Hives

Bee Downtown hives are hand painted by local artists with the company's logo displayed front and center. Each hive is expertly maintained and cared for throughout the year by one of our full time Bee Downtown beekeepers.

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Installation

All hives are delivered to their locations the second week of April, along with all of the necessary equipment to ensure the hives success, a colony of honey bees, and an informal class for employees to watch and learn from the beekeepers during the installation.

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Honey

The honey produced by your hive is yours to keep. Think of it as a “sweet treat” from the bees! We collect and extract the honey from your hive and store it in food grade buckets. You have the choice of bottling the honey yourself or, for a small fee, Bee Downtown will bottle and custom label your honey.

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Maintenance

In the spring through the fall you can expect to see your beekeeper working the hives every two weeks. In the winter, while the bees are inactive, our beekeepers will visit hives once a month.

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Program Benefits

Bee Downtown and participating companies, are collectively working together like a hive, to rebuild the vital bee population with a full service sustainability and employee engagement solution for corporations looking to create a positive environmental impact and bring a one of a kind opportunity for employees to their campus.

 

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Our Promise

While we will do everything in our power to keep your hive strong and healthy, there are times when a hive is unsuccessful. If this should happen we will replace your colony of bees, free of charge, at the earliest bees are available.

*Please note in the first year a hive will not produce enough honey for us to take from the bees, but by the second year a hive in the city can produce about 40 pounds of honey in a season.