Tag Archives: W Minneapolis – The Foshay

Bee Hive Hotel

For an unknown reason, I was the only kid in my family willing to help harvest the honey from the bee hives we housed on our property.  It was hot, sticky work, but I think because I never got stung, I have positive memories of doing the work.

So whenever I hear about bee hives and beekeepers it puts a smile on my face.

And when I hear one of my favorite hotels ensures that the bees living at their hotel are welcomed like any of their other guests, well, it just makes me giggle.

W Minneapolis – The Foshay decided rather than smoke out two queen bees and their swarm, they would make them feel at home. Of course, Wendy and Wilhelmia have to ”pay their rent” just like any other guests.  In exchange for comfortable housing, the queen bees produce honey that is used in items served at the hotel.  Seems like a fair exchange to me.  What do you think?

What I find most amazing is that W Minneapolis – The Foshay has utilized their Whatever Whenever approach and kept two queen bees happy, when naturally, queen bees living so close together generally try to take each other out!  If they can do that with bees, imagine what they do for difficult human guests!

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It’s Been Three Years

Can you believe that the W Minneapolis – The Foshay is almost three years old?

That’s a W – Wow!

The High Heel Dash

When my friend Matthew told me he was racing in the High Heel Dash for the Aegis Foundation, I know I had a perplexed look on my face.  The curiosity got the best of me and so I had to check it out.

Matthew is the marketing manager for the W Minneapolis – The Foshay and one of his best traits is being an active “citizen of his community”.  His participation with the High Heel Dash is just one example.

He added duct tape to his heels, as he couldn’t risk an injury since his softball team heads to Chicago for the World Series very soon.

My friend Rachel also raced.  It was apparent that the women racing took it very seriously!

And they’re off!

He placed a very respectable third place!  Way to go Matthew!