Employees at the Intercontinental Hotel and it's restaurant Table 45 are all abuzz.
There are bees on the roof!
But these 60,000 honey bees work for the hotel. It's part of a sustainability initiative the hotel and restaurant are using to "grow" their own honey. There are drink specials in the bar and by next spring, the chefs in the restaurant will be incorporating the hotel's honey into their dishes. The kitchen staff thinks it's a sweet idea..
"People feel a lot better about cooking with something that they can take ownership of, that they put their stamp on it, that we had a part in this, and it goes along with the great philosophy of going green that this hotel is trying to push forward."
They expect the hive to produce about 200 pounds of honey per year. No word on who will be getting the first taste of the liquid gold this spring.