The Roof Crop is an urban farm in Chicago, IL, that produces edible flowers, vegetables, herbs, and apples. Their growing area now encompasses 30,000 square feet of rooftops. They received a $1,950 grant to purchase three beehives to add to their flagship farm.
“The Roof Crop, along with the help of the Hive Supply beekeeping consultants, successfully installed, maintained, and harvested three beehives at our HQ location during the 2018 season. The best thing to come out of our initial beehive installation is the interest we’ve had from other building owners in adding beehives to their green roofs. This will add a significant increase in honey to our sales stream next year.” —Hannah Perron, operations and sales manager