A new pilot project in Moore Park is coming this May: The King of Prussia District Beehive.
We are partnering with Alvéole, a commercial beekeeping group, to install a new hive along the First Avenue Linear Park at 935 First Avenue. Since 2013, Alvéole has worked with more than 500 companies, schools and residential properties to install hives on rooftops and lawns across North America to teach the public about bees and biodiversity.
From the second week in May until the beginning of winter, the new hive will grow and produce, reaching up to 50,000 inhabitants at the height of the season, all working to maintain the colony. This summer and fall you can expect to see exciting free workshops and events associated with the new hive. The Alvéole beekeeper will be on site every 3 weeks to inspect the hive and answer questions from pedestrians enjoying the Linear Park.
The importance of outdoor space in an office environment was made clear during the pandemic. Increasing creativity while reducing stress are two of the many wellness benefits we experience when interacting with nature, and commercial property owners are embracing this concept. Some other outdoor amenities offered across urban, suburban and rural office buildings include garden plots, chicken coops, dog parks and even outdoor workstations that double as bird blinds. These imaginative amenities create a shared experience not available at home and will continue to encourage employees back to the office.
You can view and sign up for updates on the King of Prussia District Beehive here.
Starting Tuesday, May 3, check out our Facebook page to help us name our Queen Bee!