An innovative approach to bringing biodiversity and engagement to your commercial real estate property.
Demonstrate your commitment to environmental action, social justice and good governance (ESG) with beehives. Our biodiversity programs include beehives and events, as well as support of important research on pollinator health.
Commercial Real Estate Clients That We Serve
We provide beekeeping services to over 500+ hives for our corporate clients in a range of industries, including Commercial and Residential Property Management, Financial Services, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Education, Hospitality and Retail.
Notable CRE Properties Across the US
A National Development property in Burlington, MA pairing Best Bees beehives with green roofing.
Three Best Bees hives on the rooftop of a Jamestown Real Estate property in Levi's Square, San Francisco.
A Best Bees beekeeper tends to a community-painted hive at a Schnitzer West property.
Beehives at the JPMC Chase Legacy West building in Plano, TX
Beekeepers and client on the rooftop of 53 State St, a Beacon Capital Partners property.
Beacon Capital Partners using custom Best Bee beehives to mark the street address of a property.
Best Bees hives at a Hines property in Oklahoma City.
Custom Best Bees hives on the rooftop of the Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. building in Cambridge, MA.
Best Bees beehives at office building Tabor Center, a JLL property, in Denver, CO.
Two Best Bees hives at a Crescent Property Services building in Dallas, TX.
Custom painted Best Bees hives at the Solaire, an apartment building in New York City.
Best Bees' CEO and Creative Director on the rooftop of the Jamestown property Levi's Plaza.
Beacon Capital Partners and Best Bees
"Sustainability has become a cornerstone of Beacon’s investment philosophy."
- Al Scaramelli, Managing Director, Beacon Capital Partners
In 2014, Beacon asked The Best Bees Company to be a part of their goal to make a positive environmental impact by installing honeybee apiaries on two of their properties as test sites: one in Downtown Boston and one in Cambridge, MA. The test sites were a success; one year later Beacon decided to bring Best Bees hives to properties nationwide.
Bring Fascinating Workshops & Engagement Programs to Your Community
Looking to engage your building community through memorable events and gifts? Our custom CRE Pollinator Program brings a fresh take on what it can look like to learn, engage and create incredible memories in your CRE property.
- Co-branded honey and gifts for tenants
- Custom branded beehives
- Beehive tours
- Meet your beekeeper events
- Scientific keynote presentations on issues related to pollinator health
- And more!
Biodiversity & Sustainability with Best Bees
As leading CREs invest more time and resources in ESG, they are learning that there’s a strong link between biodiversity and sustainability. The relationship between the two is simple: biodiversity creates a virtuous circle, where the more species that exist in an ecosystem, the healthier the environment.
Pollinator diversity is critical to this biodiverse virtuous circle: a wide variety of pollinators means that more species of plants can be pollinated; greater plant diversity supports all forms of life, including animals, fungi and bacteria.
CRE Program Offerings
Leveraging CRE Rooftops to Bring Cities from Gray to Green
Our basic CRE program includes multi-site hive installation, monthly hive management by our beekeepers, monthly reports on your hive's health, and jarred honey harvested from your hives.
- Professional site evaluation
- Hand-crafted beehive equipment
- Colonies of docile honeybees
- Consultation on healthy pollinator habitat
- Monthly beehive visits by expert beekeepers
- Reports on the health of your hives after each visit
- Fresh harvested honey from your hives
- Engaging events
- Sustainability Reporting
Our honeybees, Apis mellifera ligustica, are the most docile species of honeybees, making our hives extremely safe and the instance of stings very unlikely.
We have a full insurance policy and can provide a Certificate of Insurance (COI) easily.
Our beekeepers are trained to work safely in densely populated urban areas. This includes on balconies, rooftops, and skyscrapers.
FOUNDED WITH A VISION
Best Bees is passionate about the environment, and is dedicated to realizing a vision of a sustainable future with healthy, green cities. Since our inception in 2010, we have expanded our focus beyond honeybee management to wider ESG strategies and biodiversity initiatives.
DRIVEN BY SCIENCE
Through observation of thousands of hives under our care and collaboration with our scientific partners like MIT, NASA and the Urban Bee Lab, we field tests of new treatments, read the results, and share our findings with the scientific community, the beekeeping community, and the public.
FUELED BY INCLUSIVITY
Best Bees is a young, innovative organization, founded by entrepreneurs from the science, art, and technology fields.
We’re proud to be a diverse company, employing many people of color and people from the LGBTQ+ community. We are proud to be a Certified LGBTBE Business Enterprise®.