Bees & Pollinators – Low Maintenance Rooftop Hives



Rooftop Urban Bees are a growing trend across the United States and many cities have repealed 100 year old laws to not only allow for urban beekeeping but encourage it! Yet, year over year we continue to see devastating honeybee loss reports which detail 40% of hives are not making it through the winter.

But the data shows us that Honey Bee colonies in urban settings are fairing better than ever, feeding off the immense amount of gardens and flowering public spaces.

In this talk we will explore the growing movement of Rooftop Urban Bees, how to get started, things to avoid, benefits and drawbacks.

Conference Speaker

Ian Horvath

The Honey Bee Society Co-founder and President

Ian Horvath is the Co-founder and President of The Honey Bee Society; a Pacific Northwest educational non-profit focusing on pollinator preservation, education and research. Ian has always had a fascination with the natural world and the way it fits together, with a primary focus on honey bees and other pollinators.

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