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Tanger Outlets enlists community to help name its Queen Bee

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

To celebrate the buzz around the arrival of its newly-installed rooftop honeybee colony, Tanger Outlet San Marcos asks the community to help name its queen bee. Shoppers can submit ideas from July 5 - July 8 for the queen bee’s official royal name by submitting name ideas on Facebook, Instagram, or in Shopper Services. Participants will vote for entries on July 9 - July 11 and the winning name will be announced the week of July 12.

The resident queen bee of this Alvéole hive is busy laying up to 2,000 eggs daily that will eventually hatch into 50,000 female workers and male drone bees. The queen requires a court of bees to help feed, hydrate and clean her. At the end of the season, the honeybees will have produced the equivalent of one hundred jars of hyperlocal, artisanal honey per urban apiary. 

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