bees keeping at renaissance asheville rooftop

Have You Heard the Buzz?

Here at the Renaissance Asheville we are now checking-in honeybees. That's right, honeybees! During last year’s Global Day of Discovery, our team decided to help kick off “Pollinator Week” by welcoming honeybees to our new rooftop beehives. We are honored and excited to be partners with Center for Honey Bee Research and to promote Asheville as Bee City USA. Our Renaissance team is also proud to be the first hotel in downtown Asheville to support urban beekeeping.


Urban Beekeeping

Buncombe County Chapter of the North Carolina State Beekeepers Association named Asheville Bee City USA in June 2012. Since the inception, our city has been bringing awareness of the importance of pollinators. Our Renaissance hotel is thrilled to be able to contribute to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators. Located on our rooftop, we offer two hives to welcome approximately 70,000 honeybees. Discover a day in the life of a Renaissance rooftop bee by watching the below video by Dayna Reggero, narrated by Asheville’s own Kat Williams.




Buzzworthy Press

Explore more about our rooftop bee guests and our initiatives by clicking on the below buttons.

Read Our Day of Discovery 2015 Press

Check Us Out in Citizen Times Article

Discover Our Day of Discovery 2016 Press

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