Something’s buzzing at Navy Pier and they are hard at work at Peoples Energy Welcome Pavilion. Honey bees are the Pier’s newest residents, occupying two hives on the green roof of the Welcome Pavilion. The Chicago Honey Co-op will bring their expertise to the Pier and help maintain the hives and keep the bees happy.
Urban honey bees have a diverse range of foraging opportunities in the city, especially with the green spaces and native plantings at the Pier. Their presence at the pier helps bolster bee habitat while making our green spaces vibrant. So next time you’re passing through, pay a visit to our friendly, local pollinators – bees and other pollinators are responsible for 35% of our global food supply. They won’t bother you if you don’t bother them!