Published: March 11, 2015
By Sally Mayberry
The GSA Rocky Mountain Region recently made an interesting discovery while working on a construction project at the Denver Federal Center in Lakewood, Colo. The project team found that two of trees that were slated to be removed housed beehives. Since bees play an important role in our ecosystem, the team decided to preserve the hives and find them a new home.
The beehive removal was successful and took the team less than an hour. But there was still the issue of finding the hives a new home. GSA’s contractor, Davey Tree Expert Co., located a science teacher who lives on a few acres of land in Aurora, Colo. and was willing to take the hives. The science teacher was interested in the science behind the hives, as well as the impact bees have on the environment.
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