Honey from beehive on Shaw Conference Centre roof causing a buzz

A full frame of honey from the hive at the Shaw Conference Centre. Courtesy/Patty Milligan

Approximately 60 pounds of honey has been harvested from the beehive atop the Shaw Conference Centre in downtown Edmonton.

The hive was installed for the first time at the building near the end of April.

Honey was harvested last week, according to Patty Milligan, an independent beekeeper who is contracted by the Shaw Conference Centre to look after the bees.

Two different types of honey (one lighter, one darker) from the frame. Courtesy/Patty Milligan

Milligan said the bees are from New Zealand and the honey harvested has a slightly different taste than traditional Alberta honey. It will be used in the kitchen of the Shaw Conference Centre.

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She said the honey will be jarred Monday and will be delivered to the Shaw Conference Centre later this week.

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