NC’s Pollinator Program and National Policy Makers
There is also the added benefit of the resident experience that comes along with our program. Each season the honey is harvested from our own hives and gifted to the residents through a myriad of events and giveaways.
One of the most exciting programs North Coast runs is our pollinator program. The basic premise is we partner with the Best Bees Company to sponsor hives at several of our communities. The hives contribute to studies all over the country and hopefully lead to healthier ecosystems and promoting food security for our future. All on its own the partnership is an accomplishment, especially when you consider that the research teams at Best Bees contribute to studies of juggernaut establishments like Harvard and MIT.
There is also the added benefit of the resident experience that comes along with our program. Each season the honey is harvested from our own hives and gifted to the residents through a myriad of events and giveaways. Educational information is also made available to our residents, historically a demographic that wouldn’t traditionally be exposed to the nuances of keeping bees. All of which brings hopeful feelings and tangible benefits to our team members, residents and communities.
However, we are proud to say that our reach just got a little more powerful as Best Bees excitedly couples with national policy makers in the federal government. By a new program The General Services Administration’s Pollinator Initiative, Best Bees (and therefore we) are now able to send our data straight to the people who can make the biggest impact. Government recognition and attention to these matters is paramount and to be a part of this makes our already-successful program that much more so.
Creating such strong impact in such a fragile battle for our ecosystem makes this a moment of extreme pride for North Coast and we are lucky to have leadership who empowers our people to make real and lasting change.
Thank you to The Gossamer in Portland Oregon, for sharing your Best Bees visit photos with us!