ATLANTA, GA, December 9, 2019 – Madison Marquette recently celebrated the grand opening of three newly installed honey bee hives at the Crown Pointe office campus. The firm provides leasing and property management services for the campus on behalf of owner Pacific Oak Capital.
“We are extremely excited to initiate our partnership with Bee Downtown as part of our ongoing commitment to sustainability,” says Madison Marquette’s Julie Motsinger, EVP, Strategic Accounts. “Pacific Oak’s investment in the Crown Pointe beehives as an amenity program offers tenants a point of engagement focused on environmental stewardship.”
The Bee Downtown Atlanta corridor is comprised of nearly 40 miles of healthy hives spanning from Fayetteville, Georgia to the program’s newest and most Northeastern partner located in Atlanta, Crown Pointe. In just two years, Bee Downtown has placed hives on more than 15 locations. The bees at each location forage in a radius of up to three miles on average, positively impacting more than 18,000 acres. As more and more companies join the Bee Downtown initiative, the three-mile radius the bees from each hive fly begin to overlap, creating a connected corridor throughout the city. Since the hives are all maintained through the same expert management process, they act as a valuable control group for assessing environmental health in the cities where they are found.
“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,” says Michael Cowan, Executive Director of Dunwoody Nature Center. “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 bee hives, 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. I’m looking forward to a picnic in the Spring here in the beautiful garden at Crown Pointe!”