Bees & The City

Who would have thought…Honey bees in urban environments have a 12.5% higher survival rate, are healthier, and produce 56% more honey than bees in rural environments. This is thought to be due to access to greater bio-diversity, and less widespread use of insecticides containing neonicotinoids, in urban areas. We all know how important bees are to our food chain with 50-80% of the world’s food supply directly or indirectly pollinated by honey bees. How can we incorporate bees into our urban projects? Head over to our UDLA folks and talk pollinator plants for any landscaped areas, or green roofs. If you have a client that is interested in on-site food production, add some on-site beekeeping! 

photo credit: Lance Cheung

photo credit: Lance Cheung