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WFH Therapy: Watching Bees Buzz Above Bryant Park


WFH Therapy: Watching Bees Buzz Above Bryant Park

Looking for something simple and satisfying to relax your mind between Zoom calls?

Bookmark the Durst Bee Cam for a live look at The Durst Organization’s seventh-floor rooftop at One Bryant Park, home to an urban bee retreat with some-500,000 bees pollinating at peak season.

“We were green before it was a thing,” Durst says. “From the first LEED Platinum skyscraper in the US, to innovative waste management initiatives, environmental responsibility has been the Durst Organization’s ethos since its inception.”

These bees just love their city digs. In turn, Durst is able to use ultra-local honey as a condiment in its office buildings. The live bee cam is also shown in Durst’s 151 W 42nd St. building. Duggal Visual Solutions created the custom enclosure for the screen from laser-engraved natural bamboo, incorporating an IP-based web camera and deploying a small RTMP relay server to feed into the live public display.

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Read more on the bees of One Bryant Park in the New York Times. And the next time you need some nature in your work day, you can watch the Durst bees from the comfort of your home office.