Did you know that the Auto West Group (AWG) has a rooftop apiary at Auto West BMW? AWG proudly tends to 9 hives which support the community with subsequent funds from honey sales. After all, a business is only as strong as the community that it supports.
Usually the fall harvest yields a bountiful 300-400lbs of honey, but this year the bees surprised the team with something different. The apiary designer and resident bee expert, Pete Sargent, Project Development Manager at AWG, advised that the distribution of honey was physically lower within the hive and also included some of the bees’ food. He then explained that this is nature’s way of preparing to last through a potentially colder and longer winter this year. So although less honey was harvested than expected, all hives are all healthy and should survive the upcoming season.
The 2016 fall honey harvest was put to good use. In order to make a monetary donation to our neighbours at Mitchell Elementary school, we auctioned off the highly coveted jars internally. In total, $386 was generated and will be shared for use in the school programs, including the lunch program.
As Pete would say, that’s all the buzz for now.