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The Buzz Continues: Building a Sustainable Pollinator Future for Generations to Come

This week, we’re celebrating Pollinator Week, from June 19 – 25, 2023, promoting pollinators’ valuable ecosystem contributions and raising awareness for the declining pollinator populations. In 2022, Atlantic City Electric partnered with Mill Creek Apiary, a local beekeeper, renowned for its commitment to sustainable practices, and installed three bee hives at our Carneys Point office. Strategically located to support pollinator populations, the beehive is thriving with more than 150,000 bees!

“The warmer temperatures are encouraging the bees to become more active, which is a healthy indication,” said Christine Savage, senior environmental project manager with Atlantic City Electric. “The hives have been relocated to their permanent home at our Carneys Point facility, where employees can watch the bees in action and engage in Hive Dive activities and experience bee keeping firsthand.”

Our employees can participate in Hive Dives, where they experience beekeeping, learn about the vital role bees play, and witness the remarkable process of honey production. The first batch of fresh honey was harvested in June 2022, marking a sweet beginning to this endeavor where participants can even take some Atlantic City Electric honey home.


Factors such as climate change, habitat loss, chemical use, invasive plant and animal species, among other factors have impacted pollinators worldwide. They play a crucial role in our ecosystem, facilitating the reproduction of plants and are essential for the pollination of approximately 60 percent of New Jersey’s fruits and vegetables alone. Atlantic City Electric is committed to not only protecting the environment but finding ways to make an even greater impact and is working with our sister utilities at Delmarva Power and Pepco to keep the bees buzzing all across the Exelon family of companies.

Pollinator Week is organized by Pollinator Partnership, dedicated exclusively to the protection and promotion of pollinators and their ecosystems. For more information, visit