Beehives: Founding Farmers partners with GW University in urban apiary
Oh, sweet nectar. Founding Farmers, the modern farmhouse restaurant on Pennsylvania Avenue in NW, is partnering with George Washington University in creating the largest restaurant-owned, urban apiary, in the region.
Italian honeybees will inhabit the six beehives on the roof of nearby Lisner Hall, one of GWU’s academic buildings. The beehives are expected to produce up to 120 pounds of honey by the end of next year.
In a Founding Farmers’ press release, Dan Simons, Principal of VSAG, the restaurant consulting management firm says:
This urban apiary is a natural extension of Founding Farmers’ mission to minimize its impact on the environment through sustainable practices. Not only do we love being able to harvest our own honey to supplement our restaurant’s usage, but we are proud to partner with GW — a powerhouse in the world of education — on a project like this.
Honey-themed dishes and events will soon buzz at Founding Fathers. Bee-tinis, honey home brews, white chocolate mousse drizzled with honey — we can only hope.
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