Nordic Hotel Forum - Tallinn's front-runner in urban beekeeping

The Nordic Hotel Forum in Tallinn, Estonia is the first hotel in the country to support urban beekeeping.


With the help from the Tallinn Beekeepers Society, the Green Key awarded hotel installed 6 beehives with over 60,000 bees on their rooftop.

From the hotel - which has been Green Key awarded since 2010 -  the bees have access to Tallinn’s major parks such as the Tammsaare Park and the historical Kadriorg Park.

Guests can enjoy the best view of the hives from their Leisure Centre or from the guestrooms on the 7th and 8th floors that  look out across the  court yard. But anyone can watch the bees busily gathering honey by watching the set up live stream. Here you can observe the hives and Tallinn’s picturesque Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site in the background.

As soon as the honey is ready for harvest, it is offered at the breakfast buffet from time to time. 

Read these 8 facts from the Tallinn Beekeepers Society to get to know the bees better!