It is clear that for some time, the slogan “We are what we eat”, has become popular in society. It is now the flagship Hotel Waldorf-Astoria in New York, one of the most famous institutions of the Big Apple and stopped favorite for many United States Presidents, who welcomes 20,000 new clients to your roof attic.
They have installed hives in a colony that eventually will multiply to 300,000 and offer up to 227 kg of honey per year for the hotel’s restaurant. The bees they will come to rest every day after sucking the nectar of the close Central Park y Bryant Park.
The interest by the urban beekeeping It has become a growing trend in big cities, not only as a means towards the sustainability, but also as a secondary measure to revive a species that has suffered from post-traumatic stress in recent years. In a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder, young pupae and larvae were being abandoned and left to their fate, resulting in mass death, reported by Campingtopgear.
Theories abound as to the possible causes, including the pesticides, pathogens, crop genetically modified and the radiation mobile phones, a worrisome due to which fact the pollinators as the bees are responsible for a third of the food supply of the Western world.
The Waldorf-Astoria, follow the steps of another local reference point in Toronto, Canada, where the hotel Fairmont Royal It established an Apiary in the year 2008. Last fall, beekeepers registered their largest tour to date, the collection of 800 pounds (363 kg) of honey used in the hotel’s restaurant.
It’s the same story in Paris, where colonies of bees get real roots of first Summit of landmarks such as the Palais Garnier, the rooftops of the Bastille Opera House, the Grand Palais, and the Luxembourg Gardens and the ceiling of the Louis Vuitton headquarters.
A great idea, which I find some that another failure, sure that it is easily remedied, the bees are collecting jackets of what are, i.e., that if what they find are sweets or sugar refined in his way, is that what you eat, making a poor quality honey. You are in favor of the? organic food?