WATCH: Noble Nectar gives virtual tour of MFA’s rooftop apiary

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Did you know there’s a rooftop apiary on the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg? Well, there is, and that’s what all the buzz is about. The MFA has collected well over 90 pounds of honey so far, and they invited the public to a special virtual tour of their sweet operation.

Noble Nectar Apiaries live streamed a tour of the rooftop apiary for the public to enjoy. It served as a kind of virtual field trip for families at home.


So, what’s the name of the MFA’s honey? The Museum of Fine Honey. The nectar got its name from John Mix, who submitted the idea in an open contest online. You’ll want to make a bee-line to this Beach Drive gem.

The rooftop apiary was added to the Museum of Fine Arts downtown in the summer of 2019 by Noble Nectar Apiaries.

The partnership between the museum and the local bee experts is a conservation effort to protect the world’s bees. These beautiful, buzzing insects help keep our neighborhoods and meals colorful and sweet. Plus, we’re all about local honey during allergy season.

Noble Nectar is an organization dedicated to helping bees thrive. They also provide bee removal services as an alternative to extermination for residents, sell honey and wax products and provide bee education for kids.

They hope that, in the future, more local businesses will team up to help save the bees in a similar way!

You can contact them to set up an appointment by calling (727) 415-2518 or shooting them an email on their website.

They offer a safe and affordable alternative to extermination. We’re here for it. Keep beeing you, bees!

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