Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has made a substantial industry innovation. With a new aerial fleet that runs on nectar, it is now one of two or three airports in the country, including Chicago O’Hare, utilizing flower power. The project, called “Flight Path,” marries art, culture and ecology with the creatures upon whose lives we depend to bring all of these together — pollinators.
Flight Path will turn 1,000 acres of airport property into a home for 500,000 bees. The airport has already added three clusters of 4-6 hives and plans to convert 50 plus acres of scrubland surrounding Sea-Tac’s airstrips into pollinator habitat. The work will inform educational art and science events for the public and culminate in an interactive exhibit on the art and science of pollinators in the airport's main concourse.