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5/21/2010

Other Urban Hives

Surprisingly, we're not the first opera company to have honeybees on our roof, as Paris Opera's two houses have had bees on their roofs for about 25 years... but we're probably the second! Let's hope a lot more opera houses get on board with bees. Click here to see the bees of the Paris Opera.

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5/20/2010

COC Honeybees Meet the Press

Yesterday, the COC honeybees met members of the media at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. General Director Alexander Neef (at the podium on the right) introduced beekeeper Fred Davis (on the left).

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5/20/2010

Update from Fred

Beekeeper Fred Davis updates us on the honeybees progress:

This week I will check the two colonies for a buildup of male bee (drone) eggs. Drones are the unfertilized eggs a queen lays. As the egg passes through she will prevent it from coming in contact with the sperm she received during her maiden voyage last year.

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Sara Fulgoni in the COC production of Bluebeard's Castle. Photo: Michael Cooper © 2001

 

 

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