For those who don’t know, FIT has two beehives full of happy bees.
This past April, 2 beehives were installed on Earth Day, located on the green roof between the Goodman and Pomerantz buildings. FIT students were a tremendous help in this process― along with Suzanne McGillicuddy, assistant dean of students and co-chair, FIT’s Sustainability Council.
The goal of the Hives project is to foster education across numerous disciplines about bees and their role in the environment, to educate FIT students about the importance of bees and the fields FIT serves, and to contribute to the city’s bee population.
Three months in, the number of bees has increased significantly, which means they are thriving in their new home. Honey is already being produced, which usually takes a new hive approximately a year, McGillicuddy said. With the High Line and Madison Square Park in the area, among other areas, the bees will flourish and sustain their two hives beautifully.
With the High Line and Madison Square Park in the area, among other areas, the bees will continue to flourish and sustain their two hives beautifully.