airport apiaries

500,000 bees land at Sea-Tac Airport

Bee outfit

Chicago’s O’Hare Airport has them. And at Vancouver International Airport, the Fairmont Vancouver Airport has them. Now Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has bee-hives as well. The project is a partnership between the Port of Seattle and the non-profit Common Acre group and the long term goal is to promote hardy bee populations in the region.

The project — named Flight Path — includes 500,000 honeybees and six hives on three vacant, undeveloped sites near the airfield. Passengers won’t see the bees, but an exhibit with some bee art and educational information about bees will open in January 2014 on Concourse B.