GET THE BUZZ ON BEES!
As we see the first signs of spring at the Jersey Shore, we can’t help but think about the rooftop garden that will eventually be a part of The Whitechapel Projects. Currently being designed and developed by the landscape architecture firm, RAFT, our rooftop garden will feature an apiary where bees will play an important role in the well-being of The Whitechapel Projects’ environments, while helping to support the local honey-bee population.
Honey bees are instrumental in the growing of vegetables, including broccoli, asparagus and cucumbers, as well as flowers and other vegetation. As pollinators, they don’t only facilitate plant reproduction, but they also help maintain habitats that many animals rely on for food and shelter.
With bees being responsible for pollinating about one-sixth of the flowering plant species worldwide and approximately 400 different agricultural types of plants, we hope the presence of our apiary will support the vitality of our local ecosystems. You may even find the fruits of our honey bees’ labor as an ingredient on our Aubergerie’s menu or a component in one of our nanobrews.
Interested in learning more about the importance of bees and beekeeping? Visit websites like One Green Planet or Growing a Greener World, and pick-up great reads such as The Rooftop Beekeeper by Megan Paska.
Continue to get the buzz on bees and all the latest news from The Whitechapel Projects this spring and summer … right here!