Google's Bee Hiveplex

At Google, "with help from Marin Bee Company, we've installed four hives of bees to help us be as self-sufficient as possible. The four hives—collectively known as the Hiveplex, of course—are each painted in one of Google's colors. We've placed them close to large areas of wild flowers on our campus, far enough away that […]

At Google, "with help from Marin Bee Company, we've installed four hives of bees to help us be as self-sufficient as possible. The four hives—collectively known as the Hiveplex, of course—are each painted in one of Google's colors. We've placed them close to large areas of wild flowers on our campus, far enough away that anyone who isn't fond of bees can easily avoid them, but close enough that anyone who wants to can walk over and watch them at work. Many Googlers have signed up to contribute to beekeeping and honey extraction efforts, and, come the harvest in the fall, we'll round the season off with a series of cooking classes and candle-making sessions for all those who've signed up to help," writes Marc Rasic.

To see our newest colleagues at work, check out the album below:

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