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Find Out The Latest Buzzz At Waldorf-Astoria By Heading Up To The Roof

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April 18, 2012 at 11:04 AM | by | Comments (0)

We thought we heard some funny noises coming from the Waldorf-Astoria last time we visited, and it turns out the hotel does indeed have some rackety new residents who have set up shop on the roof. The NY Post reports that 48,000 honeybees have been installed to make Waldorf-Astoria-branded honey, which will then be served to guests during meals as well as packaged and sold.

We would normally expect this from other, balmier destinations (like, for instance, Grand Wailea, whose honey we've tasted and enjoyed), but we guess there's no reason why New York can't get in on the fun. Come to think of it, this is something that's been done for a while now—we spotted this emerging trend back in 2010 in places like Toronto, Chicago and Charlotte. And as the saying goes, if bees can make it honey in New York, they can really make it anywhere.

The bees, which were shipped in from Otter Creek, PA, will make their home in six hives on the roof, and the hotel is planning on conducting tours to allow guests to see the hives for themselves. While we don't exactly love the idea of our room window facing an apiary, we'd certainly be curious to see the bees at work. Who knows, maybe they'll give us a better deal on their honey than the hotel itself.

[Photo: Waldorf-Astoria; Robert Miller / NY Post]

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