DUNWOODY, Ga. — Crown Pointe’s office park, at 1040 and 1050 Crown Point Parkway in Dunwoody, recently installed three honeybee hives.
The installation is the newest addition to Bee Downtown’s Atlanta corridor, which includes 15 locations stretching from Dunwoody to Fayetteville. Bee Downtown installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses in North Carolina and Georgia.
Madison Marquette, the firm providing leasing and property management services for the campus on behalf of owner Pacific Oak Capital, said it was happy to join the program.
“We are extremely excited to initiate our partnership with Bee Downtown as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” Executive Vice President Julie Motsinger said. “Pacific Oak’s investment in the Crown Pointe beehives as an amenity program offers tenants a point of engagement focused on environmental stewardship.”
On average, the honeybees at each location forage in a 3-mile radius, impacting more than 18,000 acres, Bee Downtown reported. As more and more companies join the Bee Downtown initiative, the goal is for the foraging areas to overlap, creating a connected corridor throughout the city.
Crown Pointe joins a growing list of Atlanta companies that includes Cox Enterprises, AT&T, Chick-Fil-A, Delta Air Lines and Georgia Power. The new location is also in proximity to the Dunwoody Nature Center.
“I was very happy to welcome the new hives at Crown Pointe to the growing network of hives in Dunwoody and even happier to learn that they are close enough to interact with the bees at the Dunwoody Nature Center,” Nature Center Executive Director Michael Cowan said. “It is great to see a local business so supportive of our efforts to maintain a healthy pollinator population.”
“While I know all office and corporate campuses don’t have the room to host beehives, we hope they will all consider planting native pollinator-friendly plants and refrain from using harmful pesticides that end up killing so many helpful pollinators,” Cowan said. “I’m looking forward to a picnic in the spring here in the beautiful garden at Crown Pointe.”