Why is BEAHIVE spelled funny?
It’s a cute reference to Beacon, NY (Bea-hive, Bea-con…).
The original BEAHIVE opened in May 2009 right in the heart of Beacon’s Main Street in an artisan-renovated 1907 Bell Telephone building.
Over the years we’ve swarmed multiple locations and currently have active hives in three cities. Membership gives you access to all, so you’ll have multiple the community. (Another location is planned to open in spring 2022.)
All hives are places to work, meet, collaborate and socialize and are available to rent for events, workshops and group meetings — either for a fee or for free, depending on the nature of the event.
Our Albany hive opened in early 2012 in Downtown Albany in the Capital Region.
Where it all began in 2009, in the heart of Beacon’s Main St, on three floors of the 1907 Telephone Building.
Much like our Beacon annex, this one is focused on resident studios: 7, all with windows, in the entirety of a one-story building just off of Main St.
After years of requests and off-and-on exploration, we swarmed a hive in Newburgh in January 2021.
Our second hive closed in 2012 and re-opened in 2015 in The Lace Mill, an affordable housing complex for artists. We left in late 2016 to focus on other cities.
We swarmed to the ol’ Pugsley Building, newly renovated as The Flatz, in 2015. That winter we decided to refocus our energies on swarming other cities.