Friday, September 13, 2013

Whole Foods supports the hive

I captured this happy bee hard at work here in the Butterfly Garden at the Marsh View Trail in Mt. Pleasant this week. It got me to thinking about our friends over at The Bee Cause Project and I headed to Whole Foods to check out their observation hive supporting the project...

In my travels for the blog this week I've met some really lovely people and this is one of them. Meet Michele Ford, a Whole Foods supervisor and a supersweetheart. She was so enthused about the bees and pointed out that the side wall in the parking lot has a spot to study the bees as they come and go (next time you're walking in, stop to check them out. The indoor hive is located over by the flower department)...

The honey is delicious and this makes picking it up a whole lot easier...

*all pictures by Pluff Mud Kids

Checking in with The Bee Cause Project quick facts:

  • There are observation beehives in 15 locations now ( the ultimate goal is 1,000 schools). More hives are on the horizon, literally. Aside from schools, some cool new rooftop hives are to be installed at Rewined Candles and Fuzzco in downtown Charleston. 
  • Many local area business have jumped in to lend their services and creative support to The Bee Cause, such as Gaea yoga and Olivia Rae James Photography, to name a few.
  • School children are fundraising by selling the honey pictured above in an effort to "Pay It Forward" and provide other observation bee hives for area schools.
To learn more about this incredibly innovative program, please visit the link below!

click here for The Bee Cause Project


  1. Hi! I hadn't heard about this project - very cool! I will be sure to check it out next time I'm at Whole Foods.

  2. Great photo of the bee in action!