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Unico Expands Pearl Street Sustainability Efforts with Beekeeping Initiative

Unico Properties LLC, a subsidiary of Unico Investment Group LLC has announced a new partnership with The Best Bees Company, a full-service beekeeping operation that delivers, installs and manages beehives in select markets nationwide, to bring new pollinator habitats into the local community.

Just in time to celebrate Boulder Pollinator Appreciation Month, the partnership kicked off with the installation of a beehive on top of Unico’s Citizens National Bank Building at 1426 Pearl St. Best Bees will regularly maintain the hive and use it to gather data to improve local bee health.

“With our growing Pearl Street portfolio, Unico is heavily invested in the overall health and sustainability of the Boulder community,” said Austin Kane, regional vice president of Unico. “Pollinators have a large impact on local ecosystems, and as property owners, we have a responsibility to do what we can to protect and enhance Boulder’s natural landscape.”

The City of Boulder recently launched the Boulder Pollinator Garden Project to encourage the creation of high-quality pollinator habitats throughout Boulder on public and private properties. Recognizing the vital connection between bees and the environment, Unico is currently assessing expanding its beekeeping initiative to its additional properties in Boulder and other markets.

Bees in the U.S. help to pollinate more than 70 different fruit and vegetable crops, worth over $15 billion to the nation’s annual economy, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Photo courtesy of The Best Bees Company

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