Hotel rooftops around San Francisco may seem like prime bar space, but many are instead being utilized in a decidedly different way: as a home for bees. Specifically, seven hotels around the city are now a part of the Sustainability Committee of the Hotel Council of San Francisco. As a part of the program, the hotels have installed hives on their rooftops, tended to daily by beekeeper Roger Garrison.
And where there are bees, there is honey: The hundreds of thousands of bees are producing 100 to 300 pounds of honey per hotel every year, which the hotels’ chefs are now utilizing in a myriad of ways.
Beers, cocktails, tea, salads, baked goods, and much more are benefitting from a dose of very local honey, an idea that fits perfectly into SF’s ethos. Here is where you can sample some of the menu items featuring homegrown honey produced by these industrious urban dwellers.Read More