22/09/2017
China will set a deadline for automakers to end sales of fossil-fuel-powered vehicles, becoming the biggest market to do so in a move that will accelerate the push into the electric car market…
“Golf for Green!” On October 7th, at Button Hole Golf course Providence, Rhode Island, come celebrate, support, and promote sustainability!
captcha
Golf-For-Green-Honey-720

Renewable Business

While the two may be seen as odd bedfellows solar arrays and bee colonies are coming together to help sell the usefulness of solar in new areas while helping to promote the aging profession of beekeeping.

All this has been spurred on in the US with the first ever commercial beekeeping hosting arrangement being created at a solar facility as reported by National Geographic.

This project is important to show how solar facilities can fit within and help to better the natural landscapes of the areas they are installed in.

Instead of the traditional gravel or turf grass surface, low growing pollinator friendly plants have been used which are producing great results for both parties.

Bee’-ginning of a great idea

Bolton Bee’s is the company responsible for this innovation after being contacted by Fresh Energy a US business about integrating their bees with solar.

The result is 15 bee hives that have shown great success, so much so that two other companies have followed the initiative with many more predicted to be on the way.

This comes at a time where pollinators, which help grow three-quarters of the world’s food crops, are in trouble. In the US alone beekeepers lost more than 40 percent of their colonies in 2016 due to varying factors.

Creating a buzz

Rob Davis, director of Fresh Energy’s media and innovation program, says that as pro-solar policies progressed in Minnesota, the way land was utilized come up more and more,

“We realised that rural Minnesota, and rural areas of the country, needed to be able to see that they would benefit from this transition to clean energy,” he says.

Speaking of the work done at Bolton Bee’s,

“”It feels like the Tesla of honey,” he says.”It’s honey that makes you think about the supply chain. It’s honey that actually educates you.”

They plan to extract 4,000 pounds of solar honey this year; some of which will go to different stores while other products go directly to solar customers.

“We definitely have big ambitions for this,” Travis Bolton says. “We think this is a model that can be replicated by local beekeepers throughout the country.”

Popular Posts

China’s Smart Move to Ban Fossil Fuels Cars

Hurricane Costs & Climate Change, Both Growing

Biggest Attack on The Amazon of The Last 50 Years

ROME is BURNING, While U.S. Pulls Out of Paris Climate Accord

Hyperloop One Goes Farther and Faster Achieving Historic Speeds

World’s First Floating Wind Farm Underway

Formula E Electrifies New York and Richard Branson’s DS Virgin Team Shines

Trillion Ton Iceberg on The Move

Celebrate the 4th with Maine Lobster , a Texas Twist, and a Commitment to Sustainability

Belcourt of Newport “Gilded-to-Green,” An Example That Clean Energy Can Be Applied Anywhere Without Compromise

ePRIX Berlin: BUEMI WINS AFTER MAHINDRA PITSTOP CONFUSION

TRUMP’s “Stunningly Foolish Decision Sells Out Hard-Working Pennsylvanians”

Featured Video Play Icon

Trump’s FERC Nominations Protested

RNN Live at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival

EPA Awards $1.09 million DERA Grant for Electric Ferry

Financing for Climate Friendly Investment

GE Harvesting Energy in First U.S. Offshore Wind Farm

Biodiesel Helps Woman-owned Business Grow

Energy By The Numbers: An Energy Revolution

RSS More From The Web

RSS BBC News – Education & Family

Loading...
UA-41143051-1