Honeybee hive by ESRT


All the Buzz: New Tiny Tenants at ESRT! | ESRT

November 1, 2022

It’s official – ESRT welcomed its tiniest tenants! 

Empire State Realty Trust installed four honeybee hives at four different buildings in its New York City portfolio – including at the world-famous Empire State Building – as part of its continued sustainability initiatives. The installation and maintenance are in partnership with Alvéole, an urban beekeeping company. 

What’s in it for tenants?

Free local, ethically sourced honey in an eco friendly environment! 

Each hive is expected to produce an average of 30 pounds of honey every year. ESRT will collect honey harvested to give to tenants and guests at annual events held in each building. 

In a bit of fun, tenants of each building will have the opportunity to name their hive’s queen bee. The winner will receive a $100 gift card and receive the hive’s first produced jar of honey. 

Tenants are invited to attend informational sessions with the beekeeper to learn more about this important program and to aid in employee engagement and retention. 

Find out more about sustainability at ESRT!