Marriott Marquis San Diego’s rooftop is home to 350,000 honeybees

SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Urban beekeeping is getting started in an unlikely place: the rooftop of the Marriott Marquis in downtown, home to 350,000 honeybees.

The bees are part of Bee Leaf USA’s Urban Bee Keeping program, which is an effort to help the struggling American Honey Bee population.

The practice has several benefits, according to the city, including access to fresh, natural honey, as well as reducing carbon footprint due to local production.

“We’ve been doing it for roughly 5 years and utilizing the resources that the honeybees create here on property demonstrate to the general public that being sustainable is possible for everyone and any level,” said Travis Wolfe, beekeeper at the Marriott Marquis.

They are using the honey produce for collaboration with a local distillery as well as the hotel restaurants.

 

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