While we have nothing at all to do with the latest project at The Roastery, our interest has certainly been piqued.

In March 2013, armed with white suits, a seasoned beekeeper and the best intentions, the gentlemen of Bean Around The World's head office in North Vancouver set about establishing their first hives. Beyond the environmental contribution and the delight in a new hobby, serving what I've dubbed Columbia Street Honey at Bean Around the World shops is the goal.  At this stage of the game, the store in Ambleside (1520 Marine Drive, West Vancouver) scoops the entire yield for their customers' enjoyment.

To learn more about the global honey bee crisis, we recommend the fantastic film Queen of the Sun. CBS This Morning also recently produced a short segment on how the crisis is not being averted.

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