WE TAKE THE PLANET SERIOUSLY
in fact, our directors take it to heart
As an organisation we are conscious of having a postive impact on the communities in which we operate - socially, environmentally and economically. Our hives at our hub in the East End of Glasgow are all about giving back environmentally and socially to the local community, whilst fostering biodiversity and prosperity. They are also a great learning opportunity for staff and their families alike, in addition to local school children.
We thank our beekeeper, Kathy, for accompanying us on this journey and for providing a wealth of learning opportunties.
Our resident beekeeper, Kathy, helps us keep our hives in tip-top health, without too many flying imposters. However, occasionally there is the welcome imposition of staff members - in this picture, Director, Craig Taggart.
Our Bee Sanctuary
Our hives are housed on site in a sometimes sunny and protected area next to our offices. Kathy visits regularly, and co-workers make frequent visits in suits. We offer a selection of coloured suits in a variety of sizes.
Follow Our Video Diary
We do not like to pester our flying friends. Instead, we choose to let them get on with their busy days pollinating the surrounding area. However, sometimes when kathy, our beekeeper, visits we are able to film some short videos of 'hive life.'
enjoy watching a selection of videos below!
We would also like to thank lori cunningham, a young artist and bee enthusiast, for her lovely artwork providing the background for our video diary.
As you’ve no doubt heard and read, pollinators are experiencing unprecedented decline.
A world without bees is sadly becoming more of a possibility. If bees were to become extinct the planet could be in serious trouble, because these creatures are such an integral part of most ecosystems.
Is it all about the honey?
To many, bees are a nuisance who buzz from flower to flower on hot sunny days. However, bees are actually so much more than this, and have an important part to play in maintaining our planet. In the same way that trees and woodlands are essential to filter our air, bees are vital to both pollinate the food we need to survive and to pollinate many of the trees and flowers that provide habitats for wildlife.
Honey Bees are pretty special
Honey bees are one species of a huge number of species of bees. There are in the UK 24 species of bumble bee and about 240 species of solitary bee. Honeybees are the only true eusocial bees in the UK. They live in large social groups called colonies. The honeybee colony is sometimes described as a superorganism, because it has much greater abilities than the individual bee.