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You’re Invited: Remington Greenroof Installation For Honey Bees

You’re Invited: Remington Greenroof Installation For Honey Bees

High Rise For Honey Bees
A Green Roof Installation

November 9th, 2010, 1 – 4pm
2233 Huntingdon Avenue
Baltimore , MD 21211 MAP IT

Green Roof Service LLC and Architecture and Design Inc. (ADI) are pleased to invite the community to the installation of the first rooftop garden designed specifically for honey bees. The installation will take place on Tuesday November 9th from 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. on the roof of the recently remodeled Ice Storage House owned by Resource Conservation Technology in Baltimore.

Demonstrations explaining green roof technology will be held throughout the installation, and staff will be on hand to answer any questions about the installation and beekeeping. Admittance is free and open to the public. One of the greatest threats to honey bees today is the lack of habitat due to urban sprawl. The garden will provide an ever-blooming habitat and water source for bees while reducing the building’s energy consumption. Green roofs slow and store contaminated storm-water runoff, reduce air-borne pollutants, and mitigate the urban heat island effect, thus benefiting the urban environment and the bay.

Green Roof Service LLC and ADI combine their extensive experience to bring sustainable design to the Baltimore area. Theirs is the first green roof with honey bees in Maryland and one of the first of its kind in the country. Join them as they create this mutually beneficial environment up on the roof.

To learn more, CLICK HERE.

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Post Update: This event has past, but you can see photos of the Honey Bee roof top garden HERE.

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