Fairmont Washington, D.C., Georgetown welcomed 105,000 Italian honeybees in summer 2009 to their new home: three rooftop beehives named Casa Bella, Casa Blanca and Casa Bianca. The bees came from Larry & David Reece in Germantown, Maryland. A pollinator bee hotel was built on property in 2015, providing a much needed place for bees to rest their wings. A rooftop garden provides flowers and herbs for all of the bees to enjoy. Several Local beekeepers join us to harvest their own honey in the hotel’s kitchen twice per year.
105,000 Italian honeybees living in three beehives produce about 100 pounds of honey per year.