Celebrate Earth Day with Envision Charlotte by volunteering for Clean the Queen Events, and then participating in the grand opening of the Community Apiary.
All the events take place at The Innovation Barn, 932 Seigle Avenue, Charlotte, NC.
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Clean the Queen Volunteer Events
Grand Opening of the Community Apiary
The grand opening of the Community Apiary will take place Friday, April 21, 2023, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Innovation Barn. It’s free to attend.
Envision Charlotte and Bee Downtown will unveil a community apiary, comprised of three beehives, to share lessons from nature through educational events and experiences while supporting the local honey bee population, made possible through a partnership and grant from Ally.
The community apiary will be located at Envision Charlotte’s Innovation Barn, the first innovation center in the U.S. focused on the circular economy, as an extension to the hands-on learning and unique programming offered to improve sustainability, resilience, economic competitiveness and quality of life. Bee Downtown, which installs and maintains beehives on corporate campuses and provides year-round programming to many of America’s leading corporations, will expand its impact in Charlotte with this latest apiary.
The Ally-branded beehives will be unveiled at Envision Charlotte’s Innovation Barn during a grand opening event to commemorate Earth Day at the conclusion of Envision Charlotte’s Clean the Queen event. Clean the Queen takes place from April 17 – April 21 in an effort to reduce litter on city streets, roadways and neighborhoods.
The grand opening event will feature local honey tastings and offer the community an opportunity to vote on names for the queen bee of each hive, based on submissions from Ally employees. The queen bee names will be unveiled at the end of the event. Additionally, local honey from Bee Downtown hives will be featured in custom drinks at Envision Charlotte’s new coffee shop leading up to the event.
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