Convention center adds beekeeping garden

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A beekeeping garden has been added to the Charleston Coliseum & Convention Center in hopes that it will help the building attain a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the first urban beekeeping garden in the city was set up last week on the convention center’s balcony. Along with three beehives, the garden contains flowers and herbs.

Assistant Director Jim Smith said it’s also a way to show the public how the center participates in sustainability efforts. It also participates in recycling and energy management.

In its quest for certification, Director John Robertson said the facility is implementing a more efficient air conditioning system and reducing the amount of electric and water used.

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Information from: The Charleston Gazette-Mail, http://wvgazettemail.com.

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