Inspired by the coworking and localism movements, BEAHIVE is a pioneering space for work and community and possibilities. At the most basic level, we provide a member-powered, creative work environment for entrepreneurs, the creative class of freelancers and consultants, and microbusinesses. But we’re more than that. We’re driven by the dream of vibrant, diverse and inclusive Hudson Valley communities — supported by an economy that is sustainable, locally rooted and human scale.
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 additional hives in Downtown Albany and opened and closed in Kingston and Peekskill. More Hudson Valley hives are being planned.
Our third hive opened in March 2012 in the Capital Region at 418 Broadway (Downtown Albany), right across from the gorgeous Gothic SUNY System Administration Building — where you’ll find a farmers market every Thursday and picnic tables/benches. Just one block to the Hudson River walkway.