Archive for the ‘Apiary’ Category


The Buzz (by the numbers)

Check out this cool infographic from We Love DC and get scoop on our rooftop apiary, Founding Farmers’ shared urban beekeeping project with George Washington University. Can’t get enough of the buzz? Watch the live bee cam and follow the bees at @FFbees on Twitter!

September 28th, 2012
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Revive Yourself Through May 18 With Our Limited-Time BZZ Royale Cocktail

Hunting for @FFBees with little dots on their back to photograph for our Spot The FFBees contest can be thirst-inducing work. Revive yourself at either Founding Farmers location through May 18 — the contest’s final day — with this honey-inspired libation by Chief Mixologist Jon Arroyo.

The BZZ Royale ($12)
– 209 Gin
– fresh lemon juice
– honey syrup
– maraschino liqueur
– orange bitters
– sparkling wine

April 24th, 2012
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Founding Farmers & GW Mark the Start of @FFBees Second Year — Plus, a Contest!

Today, Founding Farmers and George Washington University marked the start of the second year for @FFBees — literally. Professor Hartmut Doebel, who oversees the apiary we share with GW, and his assistants have marked a new batch of honeybees with small, colorful dots so that the bees can be tracked. You can read the full press release about the apiary, and the Founding Farmers/GW partnership, here. And watch for upcoming news about @FFBees.

In the meantime, today’s event marks the start of a new Founding Farmers contest:

Spot The FFBees!

Now through May 18, be on the lookout for bees with colorful dots on their backs. If you find one, get a picture of it and send the photo to @FFBees (and be sure to copy our Twitter account as well: @foundingfarmers) or to the Founding Farmers’ Facebook page. Every person who sends us an image receives a $10 Founding Farmers gift card, good at either location. And everyone who has sent a picture will be entered into a drawing for the grand prize: a $500 gift card!

Happy beespotting!

Click on an image to learn more about our bees.

@FFBees: Containers @FFBees: Rooftop Apiary @FFBees: Transfer @FFBees: The Queen @FFBees: Professor Doebel
April 18th, 2012
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Discovery News Visits Founding Farmers’ Apiary

Discovery channel’s Martin Berman learns more about our collection of beehives at George Washington University. Watch the video below.

August 25th, 2011
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WTOP Report on @FFBees

WTOP’s Brennan Haselton visited GWU’s Lisner Hall to learn more about @FFBees, our apiary project with George Washington University. Click below to listen to his report.

July 8th, 2011
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@FFBees Video by TBD.com NewsChannel 8

NewsChannel 8 was on the roof of Lisner Hall yesterday to report on @FFBees, our new project with George Washington University. Check out the video:

July 7th, 2011
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FF/GW Apiary in George Washington Today

Check out the photo by George Washington Today of GW professor Hartmut Doebel tending to our beehives.

July 5th, 2011
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FF/GW Apiary in The Washington Post

Washington Post blog Campus Overload took notice of our six-hive apiary, a new partnership with George Washington University to bring locally-sourced honey to Founding Farmers. Expect to hear more about the apiary this summer, and follow the project on Twitter: @FFbees.

June 29th, 2011
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