(Geek.com) Sweden had everyone buzzing this spring with its launch of the “world’s smallest McDonald’s” – a miniature replica of the golden arches that doubles as a beehive. Now, McDonald’s restaurants are replacing regular roadside billboards with signs that double as “bee hotels.”
(AdAge) To draw attention to the plight of the pollinators, Papa John’s U.K. has made what it calls the world’s first pizza for bees. The “Beezza” is just one inch across and topped with honey, wildflowers, local pollen, rosemary and thyme. When U.K. customers order the pie online between now and September, they can donate the change to the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.
(Food & Wine) The “McHive” started with a single McDonald’s Sweden location that placed a beehive on its roof. Others joined in, and now five franchises have beehives in all. Others plan to join the cause, with some locations even “replacing the grass around their restaurants with flowers and plants that are important for the well-being of wild bees.”